About a week after a team of World Bank officials hailed Governor Adams Oshiomhole’s administration as the best in Nigeria in terms of transparency, the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, has described the performance of the governor as commendable and satisfying.
It would also be recalled that during a colloquium organized by the Edo State Government to celebrate Oshiomhole’s seventh anniversary in office, prominent human rights activist, Femi Falana (SAN), described the governor as one of the best in the country.
This sentiment was re-echoed by Emir Sanusi on Wednesday when he paid a courtesy visit on the governor at Government House, Benin City.
He said, “I am happy to see that you are doing well.
“I have been following some of your recent comments on the minimum wage, you have remained consistent with the ideals for which you are known.
“I am here this time on the occasion of the honour done to me by President Muhammadu Buhari by appointing me Chancellor of the University of Benin”.
“Your Excellency, for me, it is a matter of deep pride to be associated with this city and this state and this particular university, and, I can assure you we will do our best to ensure we bring as much development as we can and to further strengthen the excellent relationship between the people of Kano and the people of Edo”, the Emir added.
In his response, Mr. Oshiomhole said he was honoured to receive Emir Sanusi at the Government House.
“As the governor of this state, I still have fond memories of your last visit to Edo State then, as the governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) with regards to your resourcefulness, and initiatives in the area of empowerment of rural people. We remember the laudable legacies that your highness left behind as the CBN governor.
“I want to thank you for your support, for your kind words and your prayers. We also want to congratulate your highness on your richly deserved appointment as the Chancellor of the University of Benin which we are all proud to describe as UNIBEST and I am sure under your leadership, it would witness even more growth and development and Edo as a community will continue to benefit from the activities of the university”, he said.