Emir Of Kano Prays For Peace In West African Region


By  Adoba Echono and Salihu Ali, Kano



The Emir of Kano in North West Nigeria, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero has prayed for peace and stability in Nigeria and the entire West African region..


The Emir offered the prayer when the Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate who is also the Acting Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament, Senator Barau Jibrin, led the delegation from ECOWAS Parliament who are in Kano for the Second Extraordinary Session of the regional legislative arm to his Palace on a courtesy.


The Emir thanked the parliamentarians for the visit and prayed for the successful conduct of the extraordinary session of the parliament.


The Emir, while commending the Deputy President of the Senate for facilitating the hosting of the session in Kano, urged the parliamentarians to explore business opportunities in the state.


Speaking during the visit, Senator Jibrin explained that Kano was selected for the second extraordinary session to bring the ECOWAS Parliament closer to the people.


He said: “This will bring the ECOWAS Parliament closer to the people at the grassroots. It will also create an avenue for interactions and business relations. The dream of our founding fathers is to unite us through ECOWAS.


“The emir is the custodian of our tradition and religion. We are here to seek for his blessings and register our respect for the emirate and the emir. Your Royal Highness, we also want to seek for your prayers for the event to be successful,” he said..


The extraordinary session is convened to consider and adopt the rule of procedure and strategic plan for the sixth legislature as well as the 2024 work programme.


Parliamentarians from 12 countries including Nigeria, Benin Republic, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cote D’ Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Republic of Togo, are participating in the second extraordinary session of the parliament.

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