Lagos - Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola, has congratulated the newly-elected Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, on his ascendancy to the position.
Fashola said he wished the former Central Bank of Nigeria governor a long and fruitful reign as he assumed office as the 57th Emir and hoped that his emergence would further cement the long standing bond between the people of Kano and their counterparts in Lagos as well as across the country.
Fashola noted that the election was a deserving feat for the former CBN helmsman who had endeared himself to the Nigerian public for his brilliance, courage, professionalism and tact.
Praying that the reign of the new Emir would bring lasting peace and progress to the country, the Governor wished him long life and congratulated the people of the Ancient City, the Governor and the government of Kano and Nigerians generally for making the right choice.
The new Emir’s tenure as CBN Governor officially ended two days before the former Emir, Alhaji Ado Bayero, passed on after 50 years on the throne.
Bayero passed on last week aged 83.
“His (Sanusi’s) assumption of the throne is, in a way, keeping a date with destiny because he has, for a long time, wished it as his next assignment after leaving the CBN job," Fashola said.
Sanusi was relieved of his position as the head of the central bank earlier this year under controversial circumstances.
– CAJ News