The current Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero, born into the Dabo family, was born on the 10th of February, 1961, in the Northern Part of Nigeria, Kano. Aminu Ado Bayero is 60 years old at the time of writing this article.
Aminu Ado Bayero’s Early Life, Family and Background
Aminu Ado Bayero hails from the Sullubawa clan. The current Emir of Kano is the second son, while Sanusi Ado Bayero is the eldest and Nasiru Ado Bayero is the last son of the family. Nasiru Ado Bayero also happens to be the Emir of Bichi, a Local Government Area Emirate Council situated in Kano, Nigeria.
Aminu Ado Bayero’s father, Ado Bayero, served in the position of Emir of Kano for 51 years, and he was the longest-serving Emir of Kano. In 2014, Aminu Ado Bayero’s father was succeeded by Muhammad Sanusi II, a nephew to Aminu and a grandnephew to Ado Bayero, who then served for six years.
The current Emir of Kano Mother Hajiya Maryam Ado Bayero, is the wife of the late Emir (Ado Bayero), and the daughter of Ibrahim Kolapo Sulu Gambari, the Emir of Ilorin. Aminu’s mother died in 2021 at the Cairo hospital in Egypt after suffering from a protracted illness.
The current Emir of Kano has a Sister, Sadiya Ado Bayero. Sadiya is the first wife of Former Emir Muhammad Sanusi II. In 2020, Aminu Ado Bayero ascended the throne as the Emir of Kano after the Kano State Government dethroned his predecessor.
Educational History of Aminu Ado Bayero
Aminu Ado Bayero started his education at home through Islamic teachings, where he was taught the Qur’an.
He proceeded to Kofa Kudu Primary School for his First School Leaving Certificate in 1964 before going to Government College, Birnin Kudu, where he got his Secondary education.
After that, Aminu Ado Bayero went further to Bayero University Kano in 1984 at 23 to bag a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication.
Between 1986-1987, Aminu did his One-year NYSC program at the Nigerian Television Authority NTA in Benue state, Markurdi. During his year at the NTA Markurdi, he was part of the production unit despite his specialization in Print.
His other educational adventure was at Aviation School, Oakland, California, in the United States. According to him, he never imagined himself being a pilot, but everything played out by fate.
Aminu Ado Bayero’s Career
Aminu Ado Bayero never got himself soaked up in his early career before the appointment to be an Emir came knocking.
Aminu Ado Bayero was a Public Relations Officer at Kabo Air and after which he became a flight engineer. His daily allowance was N5,000 then. All these happened between 1988-99.
In 1990, he returned to Kano, and a wedding was suspected of having ensued. His return to Kano was at the brink of his employment with The Triumph Newspaper.
Aminu Ado Bayero’s Career Achievements
As vibrant as ever, filled with brio in his early days, Aminu Ado Bayero got numerous recognitions, and many of them came in the form of titles.
Aminu Ado Bayero was selected as the Dan Majen Kano and the district Head of Dala by his father, Ado Bayero. He was subsequently promoted to being Dan Buram Kano in October of 1990.
A couple of years later, Aminu Ado Bayero was elevated to Turakin Kano, and eight years later, he was promoted to Sarkin Dawakin Tsakar Gida Kano (in the year 2000).
Amidst all these, Aminu Ado Bayero was delegated to serve as the Kano Emirate Durbar Committee chairman. Four (4) years after his promotion as Sarkin Dawakin Tsakar Gida Kano, he was promoted to Wamban Kano by the sitting Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II.
The promotion saw him move from Dala to Kano Municipal to succeed Galadiman Kano, Alhaji Tijani Hashim as the new District Head. In 2019, Aminu Ado Bayero was appointed by the governor of Kano State, Umar Abdullahi Ganduje, to be the Emir of Bichi.
Emir of Kano Scandals – Aminu Ado Bayero
Aminu Ado Bayero shortly after his coronation as the Emir of Kano was involved in a financial scandal. The scandal was one that required the Kano State’s Public Complaints and Anti Corruption Commission to embark on series of investigations. The alleged amount in naira was said to be 1.5 Million. However, this case of fraud has since been cooled off with further details hanging in the balance.
Aminu Ado Bayero was once again involved in another controversy following 20th Aug., 2021. After he failed to show up for his immediate younger brother; Nasiru Ado Bayero daughter’s wedding – Zahra Ado Bayero.
The act stirred up commotion amongst supporters of both parties. The Current Emir of Kano received many criticisms from critics. The situation however was made clear; the traditions binding any sitting Emir restricts them from attending wedding ceremonies.
Aminu Ado Bayero’s Relationship & Personal Life.
The current Emir of Kano Aminu Ado Bayero is predicted to have married in 1990, shortly before becoming the District Head of Dala. There is not much regarding his marital life. It is unknown whether or not he has children.
Aminu Ado Bayero’s Networth
Aminu Ado Bayero is of a wealthy family. He is also an influential figure on and off the media. He’s got numerous assets ranging from his fleets of cars to houses both home and abroad. For now, his income comes from his position as Emir.
His networth remains unverified, but the virtue of him coming from a wealthy family is a testament of his wealth. Aminu Ado Bayero is estimated to worth around $5M-$10M.
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