The Emir of Kano, Ado Bayero, is dead. The emir died on Friday 6
in the morning and is expected to be buried on Friday according to
The spokesperson to the Kano State governor, Baba Dantiye, has confirmed the death of the emir.
Alhaji Dr. Ado Abdullahi Bayero (CFR, LLD, JP) became Emir of Kano in 1963. He was a former ambassador to Senegal.
Ado Bayero was the son of Abdullahi Bayero dan Muhammad Abbas. Ado
Bayero was the 13th Fulani emir since the Fulani War of Usman dan Fodio,
when the Fulani took over the Hausa city-states.
He was one of
the strongest and powerful emirs in the history of the Hausa land. He
was renowned for his abundant wealth, maintained by means of stock
market investments and large-scale agricultural entrepreneurship both at
He’s the second most important Muslim leader in Nigeria.
was born to the family of Hajiya Hasiya and Abdullahi Bayero and into
the Fulani Sullubawa clan that has presided over the emirate of Kano
since 1819. He was the eleventh child of his father and the second of
his mother. At the age of seven, he was sent to live with Maikano Zagi.