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Kano Emir, Sanusi, Charges el-Rufai Not To Lose Connection With Kaduna People

Kano Emir with El Rufai

Former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria and Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, has asked the Kaduna governor-elect, Mallam Nasiru el-Rufai not to lose his connection with Kaduna people whom he set to govern

The emir who led the Kano Emirate Council to congratulate el-Rufai in Kaduna today also charged his long time friend to focus on responsive and dedicated leadership even as he expressed confidence that el-Rufai would not disappoint the people of Kaduna state.

He commended the people for entrusting the leadership of the state in the hands of el-Rufai, saying that they have made the right choice. He described el-Rufai as “competent and capable.”

The spokesman of the governor-elect, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, quoted the Emir in a statement to have commended the people of the state in their choice of el-Rufai, whom he said would take the state to the next level in terms of development.

The ex-CBN governor was also quoted to have called on the people of the state, irrespective of religion, ethnc and political affiliation, to pray and support el-Rufai for peace and even development in the state.

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The statement read: “The Emir expressed his confidence that el-Rufai will provide strong leadership good governance and unite the diverse peoples and faith communities of Kaduna State.

“Sanusi further charged el-Rufai to focus on responsive and dedicated leadership and never to lose his connection with the people.

“The Emir, who recalled his decades of friendship with el-Rufai, said he is delighted ‘that Nigerians with such ability and experience are stepping forward to offer themselves for leadership’.

” Sanusi prayed that God would grant el-Rufai a successful tenure and bless the people of Kaduna State.”

In his response, El-Rufai thanked the Kano monarch for his visit  and commended him for redefining the traditional institution.

El-Rufai told the Emir that his administration would not disappoint the people of the state, adding that d he would operate an open door policy and would be ready to listen to the yearnings of the people, irrespective of their religion or ethnic background. [myad]

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