THE Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, on Sunday, unveiled the state’s anthem in an effort to inculcate patriotism maximally into the citizens of the state.
This is contained in a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Abba Anwar.
He said his administration would do everything possible to continue to preserve the history, culture and business excellence of the state, for the overall development of the country.
At the unveiling ceremony which took place at Coronation Hall, Government House, Kano, Ganduje commended his wife, Prof Hafsat Abdullahi Ganduje for her ingenuity in kick-starting the process that resulted in the development of the state anthem.
“I am glad to say that, what Her Excellency, my dear wife thought of, in developing the state anthem, has come to fruition. She did well and she deserves our commendation,” he said.
“We are here in order to show love for our state, our culture, our costumes, our history and to appreciate our state in general,” he said.
“Ours is to promote love, a 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,” he maintained.
For the state anthem to gain more ground, the governor noted that the executive is taking it to the state House of Assembly for legislation.
The statement added that the anthem showcases how the state excels in commerce, traditional leadership, scholarship, agriculture and hospitality, which stem from rich culture and history.