Remembering Late Alhaji Dr. Ado Bayero - The Royal Icon and Symbol of Peace.
REMEMBERING LATE ALHAJI DR. ADO BAYERO - THE ROYAL ICON AND SYMBOL OF PEACE
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6 years after the demise of Late Emir of Kano Alhaji (Dr) Ado Bayero. The Late Emir was born on 25th July 1930 into the Royal Family of the Fulani Sullubawa clan that has ruled over the Emirate of Kano since 1819.
His father was Late Emir Alhaji Abdullahi Bayero and mother Hajiya Hasiya. He was the 11th child of his father and the 2nd of his mother.
Late Alhaji Dr. Ado Bayero started his education in Kano studying Islam, after which he attended Kano Middle School.
He graduated from the School of Arabic Studies in 1947. He then worked with the Bank of British West Africa until 1943 when he joined the Kano Native Authority.
He attended Zaria Clerical College in 1952. In 1954, he won a seat to the Northern Regional House of Assembly.
He was Head of the Kano Native Authority Police Division from 1957 until 1962. He then became the Nigerian Ambassador to Senegal, during which he studied French Language.
After the death of Emir Muhammadu Inuwa who ruled for three months only, Alhaji Ado Bayero was crowned the Emir of Kano on October 22, 1963, becoming the 13th Fulani Emir of Kano and the 56th ruler of Kano.
Late Alhaji Ado Bayero became Emir during the First Republic, at a time when Nigeria was going through rapid social and political changes and regional, sub-regional and ethnic discord was increasing.
As an Emir, he became a patron of Islamic scholarship and embraced Western education as a means to succeed in a modern Nigeria. Alhaji Dr. Ado Bayero was the longest-serving Emir in Kano's history and he died on 6th June 2014.
Some of the exemplary Characters of Late Emir Alhaji Dr. Ado Bayero:
1. Patience and ability to accommodate various class of people (rich and poor).
2. Ability to accommodate various tribes from all of parts of Nigeria.
3. Rendering assistance to people without publicity (i.e. for the sake of Allah).