The emir of Kano, His Royal Highness, Muhammad Sanusi ll, has revived the abandoned tradition of Kano’s emirs visiting their mothers after every foreign trip they embarked upon.
In line with the tradition, Emir Sanusi visited his mother at Yakasai Quarters in Municipal Kano yesterday after returning from his foreign trip to Ethiopia.
The Sarkin Fada of Maitafarin Kano, Auwalu Abdullahi, told our reporter that the tradition of paying an emir’s mother a visit started in the time of the late Emir Muhammad Sanusi l, the grandfather of the present Kano emir.
According to him, the aim of the visits was to seek the blessing of the mothers and a sign of respect.
Emir Sanusi ll arrived at Yakasai Quarters on a horse-riding entourage at about 5:15pm. Among his team were the eldest son of the late Ado Bayero, senior councillor in the present emirate, Wambai of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero, the Tafida of Kano, Ahmad Ado Bayero and emir’s guards and protocols.
The Kano emir’s mother has defied all pressures to vacate her parents’ house at Yakasai Quarters and relocate to Gwangwazo Quarters, where a traditional house called ‘Babban daki’ was provided for every mother of an emir.
Leadership learnt that the emir’s mother did not want to leave the people of Yakasai Quarters whom she loves dearly, which was why she refused to relocate from there.
Emir Sanusi ll, who dressed in a more hold like attires from his ragalia ‘Tsamiya’ to his ‘rawani’ and was riding a huge and good looking horse.
Dozens of mothers, elderly men, young men and both male female children stood for long to hail and praise the emir from his arrival to his departure.
The Kano emir continued to revive most of the traditions of especially those ones started by his grandfather.
Emir Sanusi has no doubt continue to gain more spectators and those blowing his trumpet everywhere they may find themselves.