Awujale of Ijebu is my father his leadership style should be emulated – Emir of Kano

The Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero has said, the Awujale of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Kayode is his father and one whose leadership style should be emulated .


Bayero, while describing the monarch as a rare gem stated this on Wednesday, during his visit to the Awujale in Ijebu Ode, Ogun State.


He maintained that the visit was also to felicitate with the first class traditional ruler on his 90th birthday celebration and 64th year on the throne.


The Emir added that the experience he had tapped from Awujale’s words of wisdom would leave with him for the rest of his life.


” Awujale is someone who has been at par with my forefathers for 64 years and I am privilege to still have people like him around at 90 .


” He is a real gem who is a close associate of my late father’s and that is why I call him my Father as well.


The Emir of Kano stressed the important to continue to strengthen the cordial relationship that had been in existence for several years between the Awujale and the Emir of Kano’s late father, Alhaji Ado Bayero.


He stated that the traditional institutions before the colonial era and after the colonial era had remained constant.


” So coming here to greet him and get his blessings is something I will appreciate till the end of time. It is a good experience for me. It is an institution that has remained constant , the changes are there but the values and traditions are kept that whoever comes in will Just tune in and it is perfect for us.


” When I became the emir of kano about 4 years ago, I went round virtually all the states of the federation . This visit is a continuation of what have been doing but this is very special. I Am happy in my lifetime , my reign, am here and the experience I tapped from him today is experience that will leave forever in me


” Kano and Ijebu, I look at them like twins as far as am concerned especially in terms of commercial activities .We all know Ijebu very well , Kano is a carbon copy or I will say Ijebu is a carbon copy of kano . The truth is we have a lot of things in common that relates to the culture , tradition and commercial activities,” he said.


Responding, Awujale appreciated the visit by the Emir and urged Nigerians to continue to live in unity and harmony.


Speaking during the visit, Governor Dapo Abiodun said that the royal visit would undoubtedly deepen the already-existing ties of respect and togetherness among the diverse tribes in the country.


Abiodun, represented by the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Alhaji Ganiyu Hamzat, described Awujale as a renowned and affectionate royal father.

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