The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, on Sunday laments the destruction in Lagos State after hoodlum hijacked the #EndSARS protests in the state.
A statement on Sunday said the monarch spoke when he led all the traditional councillors in the ancient kingdom on a commiseration visit to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, at the State House, Marina.
After the meeting, Bayero said Kano felt the irregular pulse experienced by Lagos in the wake of the violence, noting that his visit to physically sympathise with the governor was compelled by the shared history of both states in commerce and royalty.
He said, “The long relationship between Lagos and Kano cannot be over-emphasised. Whatever happens to Lagos is happening to Kano. I have just met with the governor; I met with Oba of Lagos yesterday (Saturday) and we had fruitful discussion, which could lead to further good relationship that has been existing for centuries between Kano and Lagos.”
The Emir said part of the reasons for his visit was also to strengthen the relationship of the Kano Emirate with the traditional institution in the South-West, noting that he had held meetings with traditional rulers in Abeokuta, Ibadan, Oyo and Ile Ife.
Bayero called for unity and urged the youths to give peace a chance. He said violence would bring no benefit to anyone, as he urged the political class to hasten its response to issues that led to the protests.
Sanwo-Olu expressed his appreciation to the Emir for the visit.
“The relationship between Lagos and Kano has come a long way. We will continue to protect the common interests to strengthen this bond,” the Governor said.