Ganduje conferred Igbo chieftaincy title in Abia, as Kano Governor, Emir preach tolerance


Kano State Gov Ganduje receiving the chieftaincy title “Agunechemba Ndi Igbo” in Abia State.

*Nigeria will do better if cultural, religious differences understood – Ganduje

*Kano remains cosmopolitan centre for all Nigerians – Emir Sanusi

*Ethnic nationality must respect each other’s differences – Gov Ikpeazu


Governor of Kano State, Dr. Umar Abdullahi Ganduje, has been conferred with a chieftaincy title of Agunachemba 1 of Igbo Land, in Abia State.

Governor Abdullahi Ganduja and Emir of Kano, HRH Muhammadu Sanusi II at the occasion.

This came despite the controversies generated by the advertorial of the letters conveying the planned conferment of chieftaincy title to Governor Ganduje.

The title was conferred by the Chairman of the Abia State and South East Council of Traditional Rulers, His Eminence, Eze Eberechi Dick on Thursday, August 16, 2018.

The Abia State Governor, Mr. Okezie Ikpeazu,  we gathered had, in a letter, practically begged his Kano State counterpart to accept the Igbo chieftaincy title for looking after Abians in Kano State.

Seizing the opportunity afforded by the occasion, Governor Ganduje and Emir of Kano, His Royal Highness Alhaji Muhammadu Sanui II appealed to Nigerians to respect the cultural differences of the country and tolerate one another.

They spoke in Umuahia on Thursday when they paid a courtesy visit to Abia State Governor Okezie Ikpeazu.

Governor Ganduje after receiving his new chieftaincy title of “Agunechemba I of Ndi Igbo”, in Abia State.

Letter through which the Governor of Abia State conveyed the intention of Abia State Council of Traditional Rulers to the Kano State Governor to accept the honour.

Ganduje, who was in the state to receive the honour done to him by the Igbo title, said it would enhance national integration, noting that Nigerians would do better if cultural and religious differences are understood and respected.

Sarkin Kano, Sanusi, said that Kano remains the cosmopolitan centre of Nigeria as it had accommodated different people doing businesses.

Ikpeazu stressed the need for every ethnic nationality in the country to respect each other’s differences.

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