This Day (Lagos)

8 June 2012

Nigeria: CBN Governor Turbans as Danmajen Kano

Thousand of people on Friday witnessed the turbaning ceremony of the Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Malam Sunusi Lamido Sunusi by the Emir of Kano Alhaji Ado Bayero who Crowned him the with the title of 'Danmajen Kano'.

The CBN Governor was installed at the emir's palace with thousands of fiends and well wishers cheering solidarity support to him.

Speaking after the ceremony, the Emir of Kano Alhaji (Dr) Ado Bayero said: "We have installed you (Dan Majen Kano) in recognition of your experience and exposure as well as your good character. We are aware of your good work not only in Nigeria but also abroad."

The Emir also said, "We are also aware of your patriotism and cordial relationship with the people including your support to the less privileged, plus your effort at reviving the economy and urge you not to relent on your good work."

The ceremony, which took place under tight security, was graced by the Speaker, House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, ACN leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, General Muhammadu Buhari, former Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon, Inspector-General of Police MD Abubakar, and former Chief Justice of the Federation Mohammed Lawal Uwais.

Others were former Kwara State governor, Senator Bukola Saraki, Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Bala Mohammed, former governors of Bauchi and Ogun States, Adamu Muazu and Gbenga Daniel.

The governors of Kebbi, Sokoto, Zamfara, Gombe, Edo, Delta, Osun, and Imo were also in attendance.

Former Vice President and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alex Ekwueme, former Defence Minister, Theophilus Danjuma and business mogul, Aliko Dangote were also present at the occasion.

The Kano State government was represented at the occasion by the Deputy Governor, Dr. Umar Ganduje, just as the Oba of Lagos Rilwanu Akiolu and other traditional rulers were also spotted at the occasion.

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