Aminu Ado Bayero, emir of Kano, wept on Wednesday shortly after he received his letter of appointment.
Bayero, who until Monday was the emir of Bichi, told members of his former kingdom that it was the will of God for him to leave for another emirate.
“I am leaving you, not because I do not want to stay with you. This is how Allah made it for all of us,” the emir said.
In his inaugural address, Ado Bayero, who emerged following the dethronement of Muhammad Sanusi said his late father, trained his children to always respect elders.
He pledged loyalty to the governments of Abdullahi Ganduje, the governor, and President Muhammadu Buhari.
“We believe that everything has an end. We must recall our late emir, Ado Bayero, that we keep on believing in God. He also trained us on patience and obedience to elders,” he said.
“He assured us that patience leads to success. Now, we have seen the lessons taught to us in reality. I urge people to believe in Allah and be of brothers’ keepers in a bid to bring development to purchase emirate, Kano and Nigeria as a whole.”
The new emir also thanked Ganduje and the four kingmakers for the appointment, promising to keep the legacy and history of the two centuries.