All hands are on deck to receive His Royal Highness Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, Sarkin Kano who has been said to visit Ilorin on Thursday 27, August 2020. This visit is part of the familiarization tour to different Emirates across Nigeria since his ascendance to the Throne of his Fathers.
The Emir who was appointed by Governor Umar Ganduje on 9th March, 2020 after the dethronement of His Royal Highness Sanusi Lamido Sanusi , the 14th Emir of Kano, is a grandson to the eight Emir of Ilorin, Sheu Abdul Kabir Dan Bawa and cousin to the current Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji (Dr.) Ibrahim Sulu Gambari.
A statement released by the media team of Emir of Ilorin reads: ”
Come Thursday 27, August 2020, His Royal Highness, the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji (Dr) Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari CFR, will be receiving Mai-Martaba Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, the Emir of Kano.
“On arrival at the Ilorin International Airport, the monarch would be received by high and powerful traditional chiefs of Ilorin Emirate with horse riders ushering him into the city. The visiting Emir will participate in a special Jumat service and prayer session organised in his honour for a successful reign on the stool on Friday 28, August 2020.
“The visit is a home-coming for the monarch being a grandson to the late eighth Emir of Ilorin, Shehu Abdul Kadir Dan Bawa and cousin to the current and 11th Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji (Dr.) Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari CFR.”
However, Ilorin indigenes and residents have been implored to show high level of civility and patrotism during and after the visit by the monarch by ahdering to appropriate safety guidelines for Covid-19 in line with the safety guidelines provided by National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), by using face masks and observing social distancing at all times.
The statement further appealed to security agents to be proactive and maintain adequate protection of lives and properties as well as traffic situation during the visit. The statement appreciates members of the public for their anticipated cooperation throughout the period of visit by the Emir.