Vice-President Namadi Sambo yesterday swallowed pride and paid homage to the new emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammad Sunusi II, in his palace.
The public recognition by the Number Two Citizen, four months after the former Central Governor was made the emir of Kano, was made possible by the death of an influential Kano prince and Galadiman Kano, Alhaji Tijjani Hashim.
Sambo, who arrived Kano as head of Federal government delegation to witness the funeral prayers of his late godfather, paid condolence to the new emir, in accordance with tradition.
The public recognition of Sunusi II by President Goodluck Jonathan’s deputy may have put to rest month of hostilities between the administration and the former CBN Governor.
It would be recalled that security agents took over the Kano emir’s palace last June, shortly after Kwankwaso announced Sanusi Lamido Sanusi as the emir, forcing him to operate from Government House, Kano for a period of one week.
Sambo, while in the palace, registered his condolence on behalf of the federal government and prayed for the repose of the deceased traditional ruler.