The Emir of Kano, Mallam Lamido Sanusi, on Thursday said he will not be deterred in playing his role as a change agent in Nigeria.
The Emir said this in Kano, while discussing with Mohammed Fall, UNICEF’s new country representative for Nigeria, who visited him to seek his support for the education of the the girl-child.
Sanusi who agreed that change was never an easy process globally said:
“Change is always difficult in any society; not only in Kano or in Nigeria but the world at large. Once, you want to bring change especially that, which has to do with the old tradition, it always meets with resistance from the society.
“I’m very aware of this, but that will never discourage me in my drive toward change. I know that there are a lot of people in the society that really understand what I’m driving at.
“I’m therefore calling on everybody; the Ulama, the contractors, the students, the youth leaders, Muslims, especially you, the UNICEF, to come and rally round me as I am ready to pursue this agenda to a logical conclusion. I know I will succeed because the change is meant for the betterment of the society,” the emir said.