The Northern States Council (NSC) of the Ansar-ud-Deen Youth Association of Nigeria (ADYAN) has called on the new Emir of Kano, Alhaji Mohammed Sanusi II, to unite the people of Kano for a peaceful reign and sustain the good legacies of his predecessor, the late Ado Bayero.
The Islamic youth organisation in a statement yesterday in Kaduna, urged the emir to see his appointment as an opportunity to serve his people and urged him bring his wealth of experience, competence, exposure to bear in running the affairs of the Kano emirate council.
The statement which was signed by the Publicity Secretary of ADYAN, Alhaji Ismail Omipidan, also urged the emir to forgive and forget the circumstances leading to his emergence on the throne, stressing that he should see everything as an act of God.
The statement also stressed that the emir should see his emergence to the throne as an act of God and a manifestation of the Qur'anic verse which states that: "When the whole world congregates to plan to do good to anyone, only that good which Allah has destined would come to pass and vice versa."
It further urged Sanusi and other Nigerians to know that Allah alone gives leadership to whosoever He wishes at any point in time.
"We therefore urge the new emir to put the circumstances surrounding his emergence behind him and forgive those who may have tried to upturn what Allah has destined to pass.
"He should take solace in the sayings and deeds of the Prophet, one of which states that 'Be grateful if blessed; Be patient if denied; Overlook if cheated and forgive if offended.'
"We therefore call on Sanusi to uphold the sanctity of the institution and consider his appointment as an opportunity to serve his people and should therefore bring his wealth of experience, competence, exposure and contacts to bear in uniting the royal family members and the people of Kano for a peaceful reign, with a view to sustaining the good legacies of the late Ado Bayero," the statement said.