Former military ruler, late General Murtala Ramat Muhammad, late Emir of Kano, Ado Bayero, and a host of others, were yesterday honoured with Kano Heroes Awards.
TheNewsGuru reports the event organized by Destiny Channels Broadcasting Network held at the Coronation Hall within the Kano state government house vicinity.
The event was purposely organized to honour the illustrious sons of Kano both past and alive who have demonstrated dedication and commitment, integrity and selfless service to the development of Kano state and the nation at large.
Amongst the passed illustrious sons honoured include: Murtala Ramat Muhammad, a former head of Nigeria; late Emir of Kano Ado Bayero; Audu Bako; Maitama Sule; Abubakar Rimi; Malam Aminu Kano.
All were said to have demonstrated exemplary leadership and great virtues of integrity and sacrifice in the execution of their duties for the development of humanity. They are said to have left immortal footprints that the archives of history will never fail to produce.
While those enlisted in the list of the living included: Abdullahi Ganduje, Badaru Abubakar governors of Kano and Jigawa, the former governor of Kano state Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, the Emir of Kano Malam Muhammad Sanusi II (CON), Professor Umar Garba Danbatta and many others too many to mention.
The event opened with a great narration of the historical background of the ancient city that is blessed with businessmen, religious leaders and thinkers, technocrats and open boundaries to immigrants irrespective of their faith and origin in as much as they have something to offer for the advancement of the state.
Professor Habu Fagge of the Bayero University Kano urged parents to imbibe and teach and inculcate in their children the virtues of greatness, integrity, sacrifice, commitment and dedication for selfless service.
He said great nation states are made by its people and ideas, and their commitment to morality, discipline and selflessness. He further stated that great leaders are serving leaders; not self-serving leaders. We are here to honour those leaders that served us.