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Emir Of Kano Decries Burden Of Leadership

Posted: Jul 20, 2015 at 3:41 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, on Sunday broke down in tears while delivering a speech at the Government House, in Kano.

Sanusi, who had to pause for almost 10 minutes to calm his emotions, said leadership was a great burden on one’s shoulder whose obligation must be fulfilled with the utmost fear of God.

The emir spoke when he paid the traditional Hawan Nassarawa visit to Government  House, stating that “on the day of judgment, one would be forced to account for his deeds whether good or bad.”

Sanusi reminded leaders at all level of governance to imbibe the fear of God in whatever they do.

The emir stressed that they would be held accountable for their deeds on the day of judgment.

He advised the Kano State Governor,  Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, to pay attention to the issue of security, education, healthcare and water supply.

Sanusi  also expressed confidence that Ganduje would fully utilise his vast experience as a technocrat to propel Kano to greater height.

Speaking also,  Ganduje described President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory at the presidential polls as a clear indication of  the fact that God had answered the prayers of Nigerians in need of credible leaders.

Ganduje said Buhari’s emergence as a leader was not as a result of gun or sheer force, stating that it was the will of God.

He said Nigeria was on the road to witnessing a credible and sustainable paradigm shift in the parlance of credible leadership.

The governor stressed that Buhari would utilise the opportunity given to him by God to better the lot of every Nigerian.

Turning to his blueprint on leadership, Ganduje said he would strive to pay attention to the issue of completing the high profile development projects embarked upon by his predecessor, adding that education would continue to receive the priority of his government.