Emir of Kano Aminu Bayero has received the highest honour of the Republic of Senegal known as the National Order of Lion.
The honour was conferred on him by President Macky Sall at the Presidential Residence in Dakar, in the course of the Emir’s recent visit to the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari, in a statement on Friday by his spokesman Garba Shehu, congratulated the Emir on the honour.
Buhari said the honour on the Emir was richly deserved and commended his Senegalese counterpart for spotting the inherent qualities of the traditional head of the most populous northern city in Nigeria.
The president added that the Senegalese honour Emir was a recognition “for his exceptional services in promoting peace, harmony and the well-being of his people and as well as his promotion of the friendly and strategic partnership between Nigeria and Senegal.”
Buhari urged him to continue to build on the good work he has been doing.