Even as he performed the epoch-making gesture in unveiling the State Anthem, Taken Kano, on Saturday, Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje faithfully identified his wife to be the architect of what he said would inculcate patriotism and discipline among the citizens.
At the inauguration of the State Anthem in Kano, North-West Nigeria, Ganduje spoke of his administration’s readiness to preserve historical and cultural heritage of the people of the state.
“We will dutifully and jealously protect and preserve our good name and the excellence we have recorded in business and scholarship,” he said.
Applauding his wife, Hafsat Ganduje, for what he described as her ingenuity in kickstarting the process that culminated in the development of the State Anthem, the Kano Governor said: “I am glad to see that, my dear wife, initiated the idea of the state Anthem, which has now come to fruition. She did well, hence our commendation on her.
“We are here to show love for our state, our culture, our costumes, our history and to appreciate our state in general.
“Ours is to promote love, deep sense of responsibility and to also show the greatness of our dear state.
“As our National Anthem is bringing us together for the service and unity of our motherland, so also this State Anthem will follow the same pattern at the state level.”
According to him, the State Government will transmit the State Anthem to the State House of Assembly for appropriate legislations.
“Whenever we have any public function, after singing the National Anthem, the State Anthem will always follow,” he said, adding that the State Anthem would showcase how the state excels in commerce, traditional leadership, scholarship, agriculture and hospitality.
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