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As Emir of Bichi Gets Coronated Amid Pomp and Pageantry

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By Abba Dukawa

The sleepy town of Bichi came alive Friday and Saturday last week when friends and well-wishers thronged the Emirate Central Mosque and Bichi Town  mini-stadium  to witness dual events, wedding fatiha of Yusuf Buhari, and  Zahra Bayero on Friday while Saturday, Kano state Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje presents Staff of Office to 2nd Fulani Emir of Bichi Emirate, Alhaji Nasiru Ado Bayero.

One Coincidence about Emir of Bichi, HRH share matter of pride with his grandfather late Kano Amir Abdullahi Bayero before becoming the Emir, in the same way, he did.

The late Kano Amir Abdullahi Bayero had been district head of Bichi and also a Ciroman Kano.

HRH, Nasiru Ado Bayero, the erstwhile Ciroman Kano was appointed the 2nd Fulani Emir of Bichi following the deposition of Muhammadu Sanusi II.

In a remarkable concurrence of events, history was made in old Kano emirate last year when two of the sons of the revered late Emir, Alhaji Ado Bayero became First Class Emirs of Kano and Bichi Emirates. Both of them from the same mother and father. This is the first time such historical events happened in the Kano Traditional institution of over 1000 years.

As a Kano prince, one of his heart desires is to ascend the throne of his forefathers at Gidan Dabo, but Allah’s own will made him the second Emir of Fulani dynasty, Bichi.

HRH, Nasiru Ado Bayero is the third son of Emir of Kano, late Alhaji (Dr.) Ado Abdullahi Bayero and the first child born at the official residence of Kano Emirate House known as Gidan Dabo on 2nd February 1964.

For the avoidance of doubt, His Royal Highness, Emir of Bich, Alhaji Nasiru Ado Bayero is a great grandson of Dabo, while his late mother was a direct descendant of Shehu Alimi (Salih Janta), who successfully conquered Ilorin for fulani dynasty and defeated General Afonja in 1824.

Friends and well-wishers expressed optimism that the Bichi Emirate is on the track to witness rapid socio-economic development with His Highness, Alhaji Muhammadu Nasiru Ado Bayero as the second Emir of Bichi being a distinguished technocrat, banker, entrepreneur and also consummate manager of people.

Peoples of the emirate have confidence that he will exhibit the same startling leadership qualities which his late father demonstrated throughout his reign as Emir of Kano.

The late Alhaji Ado Bayero remained trustworthy and custodian of traditional value as well as champion of both Islamic and western education as throughout his reign, he was known as the Voice of voiceless of his subjects, the defender of defenseless.  

As the second Emir of Bichi Emirate, HRH Alhaji Nasiru Ado Bayero should continue to demonstrate his vociferous stand against injustice and insecurity in his emirates, Kano and the country at large. These are the ingredients that can propel the emirate to unprecedented development in future.

HRH, Alhaji Nasiru Ado Bayero had his primary and secondary education in Kano before he proceeded to the University of Maiduguri to study Mass Communication. He is also a graduate of the Executive Program of the prestigious Harvard Business School.  

After obtaining certificate in German Language, he had extensive experience working with Continental Merchant Bank Nigeria; Coastal Corporation (Oil and Gas) Houston, Texas and Hamlet Investment Inc. London, UK.

His Highness, Alhaji Muhammadu Nasiru Ado Bayero sits on the board of several successful businesses, prominent amongst them is Chairman, 9Mobile, SEPLAT Petroleum (Nigerian independent producer), Platform Petroleum Limited (Nigerian independent producer), Intels (Oilfields) Services Nigeria Limited (Intels is the largest marine logistics company in Nigeria).

Others are Chairman of Enclo Limited, a Nigerian company providing currency operations support services to the Central Bank of Nigeria and other financial institutions as well as security documents design and printing solutions.

He is a member of the Board of Trustee of the Admiralty University of Nigeria which was established as a Public-Private Partnership with Nigerian Navy Holding and Hellenic Education Nigeria a private consultancy with international educator as main partners.

During the coronation and presentation of Statff of Office to HRH, Alhaji Nasiru Ado Bayero, the governor of Kano state, Dr. Ganduje said his administration is committed to the promotion of traditional institution, and urged HRH, Nasiru Ado Bayero to use his position to promote peace and ensure development in Bichi.

Putting to bear, his wealth of experience in the business world, the governor charged him to play the role of a father for all and desist from controversial issues, capable of promoting hate and crisis.

Governor Ganduje expressed optimism that the Bichi Emirate is on the track to rapid socio-economic development with the coronation of His Highness, Emir of Bichi.

In his acceptance speech, Emir of Bichi, HRH Alhaji Nasiru Ado Bayero expressed gratitude to the people who have come to witness his coronation and pledged to continue with the legacies of his late father.

He appreciated his late mother for a good upbringing. 

He pledged to rule with the principles of equity, justice and ensure economic development in Bichi Emirate.

HRH also promised that his Emirate will do its best to improve the education and quality of life of its people.  

On the issue of insecurity bedeviling the country, the new Bichi Emir tasked the people of his emirate to report strange movements to security agencies, pointing out that security is everybody’s business.

He appealed to people of the emirate to help him fight desertification and promised to carry everybody along and ensure the security of lives and property.

August 20 and 21, 2021, will surely remain in the mind of the Emir of Bichi, Alhaji Muhammadu Nasiru Ado Bayero as happiest days of his life. 

On my part, I prayed Allah grant him wisdom and good health for a successful reign.  

Dukawa writes in from Kano

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