(NAN) The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II on Friday turbaned three prominent personalities with traditional titles including the Minister of Interior, retired Lt. Gen. Abdurrahman Bello Dambazau, who was turbaned as Baraden Kano.
The other two appointees are Dr Aminu Ahmed Sadiq, a retired Assistant Comptroller of Customs as Zannah Kano and Alhaji Habibu Bello Dankade as Fagacin Kano respectively.
Speaking shortly after the turbanning ceremony, the Emir said they were conferred with the titles in recognition of the spectacular roles they had been playing in promoting the ideals of the Kano Emirate Council over the years.
According to him, the three eminent personalities had proven their worth in contributing their quota toward the socio-economic and political development of the country in their respective field of human endeavor at the time when such contributions were most needed.
He pointed out that the Kano Emirate Council would continue to give honour to whom it is due stressing that the conferment of the titles would serve as a source of inspiration to those who might wish to emulate them.
The monarch counseled the appointees to continue to offer meaningful advice to the Emirate Council and government on issues affecting the well-being of the entire people of the state in particular and the country generally.
NAN reports that among those who graced the turbanning ceremony include Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje, Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed and Accountant General of the Federation, Alhaji Ahmed Idris.
Other were Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Yusuf Tukur Burutai, Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Saddiq Abubakar and Corps Marshal, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi as well as other Heads of various security agencies.
Also in attendance were Emirs from different parts of the country, other traditional rulers from the state, politicians, religious and community leaders as well as members of the diplomatic corps among others. (NAN)