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BREAKING: Another Traditional Ruler Dies In Kano ~Omonaijablog

•Photo of Alhaji Yusuf Bayero courtesy of Sarkin Kano’s Facebook wall

Another traditional ruler has died in Kano. He is the Dan Iyan of Kano, Alhaji Yusuf Bayero.

Alhaji Bayero was until his death the district head of Dawakin Kudu Local Government Area.

The veteran monarch was said to be the first district head Ajingi Local Government Area.

News of his death was broken on Sunday morning by The Nation but without giving details.

Below is the biography of the late Dan Iyan Kano as culled from Ado-Kurawa, Ibrahim 2017 Sarkin Kano Muhammad Sanusi II and His Chiefs:

“Sarkin Kano Alhaji Ado Bayero appointed his younger brother Yusuf Bayero, Dan Iyan Kano in 1993. He was born in 1933. He attended Kofar Kudu Elementary School and Kano Judicial School. He was a scribe in the Kano Native Authority and he served in sub district offices of the city. He was a Member of the Northern Region House of Assembly where he became Parliamentary Secretary Ministry of Kaduna Affairs. He returned to Kano after the Military Coup of 1966 and he was appointed Dan Ruwata and the first District Head of Ajingi. 


He was retired by the PRP Government of Alhaji Muhammadu Abubakar Rimi in 1981 but Sarkin Kano Alhaji Ado Bayero reinstated him in 1983 as the Dan Ruwata and the District Head of Bichi. He was subsequently promoted to Dan Isa, then Dan Buram and then Barde but all in Bichi until he was promoted to Dan Iya in 1993 and was transferred to Dawakin Kudu.”

Omonaijablog reports that news of the passing of Dan Iyan Kano Yusuf Bayero came as the Kano State Ministry for Health announced on its official Twitter page additional three coronavirus deaths and 29 new cases of the virus in the state.

Kano is the epicentre of COVID-19 in the North and second only to Lagos in Nigeria in terms of the ravages of the pandemic.

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