Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje on Saturday urged Nigerians to continuously promote national integration towards engendering a united Nigeria.
Governor Ganduje and his wife, Prof. Hafsat Ganduje, were installed as Aare Fiwajoye of Ibadanland and Yeye Aare Fiwajoye of Ibadanland respectively by the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Lekan Balogun.
The event which was attended by the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado-Bayero, National Assembly members and hosts of others.
Speaking at the event, governor Ganduje said that Nigerians needed to collectively encourage and promote national integration towards achieving national unity.
He recalled the age-long friendship between Kano and Ibadan, saying the two old cities would sustain the friendship and extend to other parts of the country.
“We are grateful to the Olubadan, Olubadan-in-Council and Ibadan people for honouring us with this prestigious titles. This gives us motivation and encouragement to do more in promoting unity”, he said.
On his part, the presidential candidate of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, said that giving out such chieftaincy title to a non-indigene was a rare privilege.
Earlier, Oba Balogun, said that Ganduje and his wife were detribalised Nigerians, adding the honour was well deserved.