The new Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi Lamido Sanusi II, on Friday stated that his appointment was divinely ordained.
Sanusi stated this when he entered his palace for the first time seven days after he was appointed as the new Emir of Kano.
His journey into the palace began from the Government House, Kano by 3.30pm. Shortly after, the new Emir led the Juma’at prayers at the State House.
The Emir, while at the palace, also conducted Asr prayers (late evening prayers) inside the palace mosque and was received by hundreds of jubilant subjects.
The new Emir, who drove into the palace in the official vehicles of the Emirate, stepped into the palace of his forefather through a new gate that was erected for him in line with tradition.
Thereafter, gunshots were fired to herald the entrance of the new Emir.
In his Friday sermon to the congregation, the new Emir called on all Muslims to have the fear God in all their dealings, adding that it is through the fear of Allah “we can get it right”.
Sanusi pledged to continue to exhibit high sense of transparency, fairness and responsibility, maintaining that he would continue to treat everybody equal.
He said, “I enjoin Muslims to draw my attention to whatever wrong I have committed.
“For I know that to err is human, but to forgive is God’s.”