Emir of Kano dies at 83

Ado Bayero, the Emir of Kano and one of Nigeria’s most prominent traditional rulers is dead.The Emir died early Friday in Kano.The late Emir,who was aged 83, became the Emir of Kano in 1963 at the age of 33.

The late Emir was born on July 25, 1930. He was a former Ambassador to Senegal and the son of AbdullahiBayerodan Muhammad Abbas.

Ado Bayero was the 13th Fulani Emir since the Fulani War of UsmandanFodio, when the Fulani took over the Hausa city-states.

He was one of the strongest and powerful Emirs in the history of the Hausa people. He was popular for his enormous wealth, which he sustained through stock market investments and large-scale agricultural entrepreneurship both at home and abroad.

Bayerowill be buried today in Kano according to Islamic rites.

 

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