Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has expressed deep regret at the death of the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero (CFR), who died at the age of 83.
The governor expressed his condolences to the government and people of Kano State, the State Emirate Council and Nigeria in general on the exit of the foremost traditional ruler.
In a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media, Mrs. Olufunmilayo Wakama, Amosun described Bayero as one of the revered traditional rulers in Nigeria, who preached peace and believed in the unity of the country.
“The death of Alhaji Ado Bayero is regrettable because, even at his age, he was in the vanguard of efforts to curb the activities of insurgents in the North.
“As a royal father, he was committed to the development of his people and Nigeria as he deployed his influence to foster peace and attract development to the emirate and by extension, the State as a whole. We can only hope that his colleagues will follow the good work he started.
“The royal father also devoted his wealth and life to the propagation of Islam. He would be solely missed,” the governor said.
Amosun, who commiserated with the family of the late Monarch and his Council of Chiefs, urged them to take solace in the fact that the late Emir led an exemplary life and left his prints in the sands of times through his unwavering stance in the propagation of Islam.
Amosun prayed to Allah to grant his soul eternal rest and Aljannah Firdaus.