Bichi Agog as Nasiru Ado Bayero is Installed Emir

Ibrahim Shuaibu

On Saturday, August 21, thousands of well-wishers trooped to the Bichi township stadium to witness the historic coronation ceremony of Alhaji Nasiru Ado Bayero as the second Emir of Bichi after his brother, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero served as the first Emir, following the creation of four additional emirates by Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje. Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero is now the Emir of Kano, ascending the throne after the state government dethroned Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II.

Bichi Local Government, which is about 30 kilometers from Kano city, houses business people, academics, technocrats and politicians. The town hosts the Federal College of Education (Technical) and is also the hometown of the Director General of the Directorate of Security Services (DSS), Alhaji Yusuf Magaji Bichi.

Alhaji Nasiru Bayero, a first class Emir, was officially crowned after receiving the staff of office from Governor Ganduje. 

Bayero, who was born on February 2, 1964, is the third son of the late Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Abdullahi Bayero and was the first child to be born at the official residence of Kano Emirate House, known as Gidan Dabo. He is a unifier of cultural and religious divides, as well as an accomplished entrepreneur.

The former Ciroman Kano’s appointment was based on section 1 subsection 13 of the Emirate Council Law 2019 which empowers the state governor to appoint new emirs in the state after the government created four additional first class emirates.

Bayero has, on appointment, thanked the Almighty Allah and appreciated the good upbringing they got from their parents. He prayed to Allah to give them the strength to discharge their responsibilities conscientiously and with all commitment.

According to him, “Insha Allah, we will discharge this responsibility placed on our shoulders. All we need are your prayers and support. We are also assuring His Excellency of our good support and loyalty for the development of the state and the nation in general.”

Before his appointment as the second Emir of Bichi, his father, late Alhaji Ado Bayero had appointed him Tafidan Kano and District Head of Waje on May 6, 1994 and later transferred him to Nassarawa Local Government Area as District Head and then to Tarauni on the same status.

He was promoted to Turakin Kano and Sarkin Dawakin Tsakar-Gida in 2000. He was also appointed Ciroman Kano by the former Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II and transferred back to Nassarawa LGA as District Head.

He had his primary and secondary education in Kano from where he proceeded to the University of Maiduguri to study Mass Communication. He is also a graduate of the Executive Programme of the prestigious Harvard Business School in addition to having a certificate in German Language.

He has had extensive experience working with Continental Merchant Bank, Nigeria; Coastal Corporation (Oil and Gas) Houston, Texas and Hamlet Investment Inc. London, UK.

An accomplished entrepreneur and consummate Manager of people and businesses, he sits on the board of several successful businesses. Prominent among them are SEPLAT Petroleum (a Nigerian independent producer); Platform Petroleum Limited (Nigerian independent producer); and Intels (Oilfields) Services Nigeria Limited said to be the largest marine logistics company in Nigeria.

He was appointed chairman of 9Mobile following the exit of the CBN appointed board and the transfer of ownership of the firm to the new investors, Teleology Nigeria Limited. He is the Chairman of Enclo Limited, a Nigerian company providing currency operations support services to the Central Bank of Nigeria and other financial institutions, as well as security documents design and printing solutions. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Admiralty University of Nigeria which was established under a Public-Private Partnership with Nigerian Navy Holding and Hellenic Education Nigeria.

Among dignitaries who graced the occasion were traditional title holders, businessmen, state and federal government officials, as well as governors and people from all walks of life who will throng Bichi stadium to witness the historic occasion and pay obeisance to the Emir.

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