Preserve Rano monuments, Emir urges KNSG
By Abubakar Isa
The Emir of Rano, Dr. Tafida Abubakar Ila has commended the administration of Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State for the creation of new Ministry of Tourism and Culture.
The Emir made the commendation when he received the Commissioner of Tourism and Culture, Alhaji Ibrahim Ahmad Karaye at his palace.
Dr. Ila also said the creation of the ministry was a good development at the time when the Emirate was elevated to the first class position.
He said Rano Emirate is full of monuments and a fortress with 12 gates, adding that there is the need for government to revive them in order to stop people from encroachment of the fortress.
According to Dr. Ila, the history of Rano started 300 years before Christ, stressing the need for establishing a museum in the Emirate so that the monuments would be kept accordingly.
The Emir added that following the elevation of the Emirate to first class level, they now have full opportunity to utilize, maintain and protect the history and culture of the Emirate.
He then hoped that the ministry would do everything possible to revive, preserve and protect the monuments of the Emirate which dated back to 300 years ago.
Earlier, the commissioner, Alhaji Ibrahim Ahmad Karaye had said that Governor Ganduje elevated the Emirates and created the new ministry in consideration of the history of the state.
He said the ministry has a lot of things in common with the Emirates, adding that it will join hand with them to ensure proper utilisation of their monuments, which will help in attracting more tourists to the state.
Alhaji Karaye said no society could develop without maintaining its history and culture.
He said he was at the Emir’s palace to seek his blessing towards a successful running of the ministry, a statement by Musbahu Aminu Yakasai, the Public Relations Officer of the Ministry has disclosed.