Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday attended the royal Durbar organised by the Kano Emirate Council to commemorate the 2022 Eid-el-Fitr celebrations in the ancient city.
Prof Osinbajo, who was the special guest at the event, said: “The Durbar is an incredible spectacle, so much colour, so much pomp and pageantry, it is very typical of Kano.”
He added that Kano, the “city of Dabo, the city of the groundnut pyramid is indeed “a city of firsts.”
Osinbajo spoke with reporters at the end of the Durbar and also paid a visit to the Emir of Kano, Aminu Bayero.
Praying for the prosperity of the city and its inhabitants, the vice president thanked the Emir for his hospitality.
Earlier in his remarks, the Emir acknowledged the contributions of the vice president to the development of the country and prayed God grants him success in all his future aspirations.
The Emir said, “I acknowledge the contributions of the Vice President to the development of the country at different times, even as Commissioner of Justice. I pray that whatever his future aspiration is, may Allah grant him success.”
“We look forward to receiving the Vice President in the future here in Kano for the Durbar, and we hope to prepare a horse for him to ride on and participate in the Durbar,” he added to the applause of the audience.
Osinbajo was accompanied on the visit by Senator Kabiru Gaya, House of Representatives’ member Hafiz Kawu, special adviser on infrastructure, Ahmad Zakari, and Alwan Hassan among others.