Danbazzau Crowned as Baraden Kano by Emir Sanusi
Minister of Interior, retired General Abdurrahman Dambazau has been conferred with the traditional title of ‘Baraden Kano’ by Emir of Kano Sanusi Lamido Sanusi II.
Avenue.ng learned that the formal ceremony for the installment of the title took place today, 11th May 2019 at the Emir’s palace.
During the turbaning ceremony at the Emir’s palace in Kofar Nasarawa, Kano, the Emir appealed to the minister not to relent in sharing his wealth of experience with the government and Kano state emirate council with a view to improving lives of the people, and to move the state forward.
Sanusi urged Danbazzau to subscribe to the ongoing campaign for girl-child education in the state and to aggressively key into the current war against drug and substance abuse among youth and married women in the state.
The Emir related the history of the title and he says, “the title of Barade has a long history that is tied to the early days of Sokoto caliphate. The title until recently was a preserve of the possible heirs of the throne of Sultan of Sokoto, conferred based on the outstanding performance of the holders most of whom were warriors and philanthropists who have impacted meaningfully in the lives of the downtrodden and have aided the propagation of Islam.
“Your numerous contributions to are all noted and I want to urge you not to relent in giving useful advice to the government and Kano emirate council to see to the growth and development of Kano state and Nigeria as a whole.
“Your wealth of experience is most needed, especially on better ways to strengthen our security in Kano state. Advise us on ways to go about fighting drug and substance abuse among our youths, and various ways to move Kano forward” Sanusi pleaded.
Participants at the turbaning ceremony commended the Emir for considering Danbazzau worthy of the coveted traditional title.
Among the dignitaries that witnessed the event were the Vice President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, captains of industries, politicians, many traditional and religious leaders from various parts of the country.