The Emir of Bichi in Kano State, Alhaji Nasiru Ado Bayero, has said that he was satisfied with Enugu State Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for the peace the Northern community has been enjoying in the state since the inception of his administration.
The Emir of Bichi in Kano State, Alhaji Bayero told Governor Ugwuanyi that his administration’s commitment to national integration and peaceful co-existence of all Nigerians in Enugu State, irrespective of tribe, religion and political differences is “well acknowledged”, stressing that the Northern community will always remember the kind gesture as “we will be grateful to you forever”.
The Emir, who also expressed gratitude to the traditional rulers in Enugu State, added that “based on your relationship with the Northern community in your own local communities, our reports from them have been positive; so we are very grateful.”
The traditional ruler spoke when Gov. Ugwuanyi hosted him at the Government House, Enugu state.
Daily Trust reports that the Emir, who is the younger brother to the Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero, however, used the opportunity to assure Ugwuanyi that “back in Kano State, we will protect your interest; we will make sure that any Igbo man or any other Nigerian who lives in Kano is safe.”
The monarch further stated that “our relationship has grown beyond now and we will not allow this to grow any bad situation”, and lauded Ugwuanyi for his hospitality and uncommon leadership style anchored on peace, security, inclusiveness and good governance.
The traditional ruler, who described his visit to Enugu State as a homecoming, recalled the enduring relationship his late father, Ado Bayero, enjoyed with his Igbo friends, especially when he was the Chancellor of the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) over 20 years.
According to him, his visit to the state was “to build that bridge between the Northern Nigeria and this part of Nigeria, the East.”
“We shall continue to build that bridge; we shall continue to make sure that Nigeria remains one and despite all of these, we shall remain brothers by the grace of God”.