Abuja: Emir of Kano Receives HM the King’s Ambassador to Nigeria
The Emir of Kano Aminu Ado Bayero received, Sunday in Abuja, HM the King’s Ambassador to Nigeria, Moha Ou Ali Tagma, as a prelude to a first visit he will make in the Kingdom of Morocco from June 20 to 26, leading a high-level delegation. After this audience, the Emir of Kano said in a statement to MAP that his visit to Morocco is part of “a long relationship between the royal family of Kano and the royal family of the Kingdom of Morocco that dates back almost a century”. “It is a unique relationship to which I try to make my own contribution,” added Ado Bayero, recalling that “20 or 30 years ago, my late father was in Morocco with the late HM Hassan II. There were many discussions on the relationship between Nigeria and Morocco and between the royal family of Morocco and that of Kano”. He also emphasized the continuity of these relations, expressing his wish to strengthen them further. He said he is leading a large Nigerian delegation during his visit to Morocco, emphasizing that this will be beneficial to both countries. “This is a delegation of the sectors of trade, tourism, culture and traditions that we share together,” he said. The Emir of Kano stressed that “leading a high-level delegation to Morocco, where we visit many cities and places for in-depth discussions, will bring us closer and closer and bring more benefits not only for the governments of both countries, but also for the private sector”. He also took the opportunity to express his thanks to HM the King’s Ambassador to Nigeria for his efforts and assistance. During his visit to Morocco, the Emir of Kano Aminu Ado Bayero will hold meetings with Minister of Endowments and Islamic Affairs, Ahmed Taoufiq, Secretary General of the Mohammed VI Foundation of African Ulema, Mohamed Rifki, as well as other senior officials. As part of his trip to Morocco, the Emir of Kano will visit the cities of Marrakech, Casablanca, Rabat and Fez. He will visit the Mohammed VI Museum for the Civilization of Water, the Hassan II Mosque, the Mohammed VI Institute for the training of Imams Morchidines and Morchidates, the al-Qarawiyyin Mosque and the Sidi Ahmed Tijani mausoleum.