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ECOWAS Parliament visits Emir of Kano 

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By Rabiu Sanusi

Members of the Sixth Legislature of the Parliament of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), on Monday, visited the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, at his palace.

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The visit, was part of activities lined up for the Second Extraordinary Session of the ECOWAS Parliament, holding in Kano, North West, Nigeria.

The Deputy President of the Senate and the Acting Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament, Senator Barau I. Jibrin, led the delegation to the Emir’s Palace.

Parliamentarians from 12 countries including Nigeria, Benin Republic, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cote D’ Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Republic of Togo, are participating in the second extraordinary session of the parliament.

Speaking during the visit, Senator Barau explained that Kano was selected for the second extraordinary session to bring the ECOWAS Parliament closer to the people.

“This will bring the ECOWAS Parliament closer to the people at the grassroots. It will also create an avenue for interactions and business relations. The dream of our founding fathers is to unite us through ECOWAS.

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” The emir is the custodian of our tradition and religion. We are here to seek for his blessings and register our respect for the emirate and the emir. Your Royal Highness, we also want to seek for your prayers for the event to be successful,” he said..

In his remarks, the Emir thanked the parliamentarians for the visit and prayed for the successful conduct of the extraordinary session of the parliament.

The Emir, while commending the Deputy President of the Senate for facilitating the hosting of the session in Kano, he urged the parliamentarians to explore business opportunities in the state.

He prayed for peace and stability in Nigeria and the entire subregion.

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