President Goodluck Jonathan has visited Kano State to pay homage to the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero.
The visit may not have the same pomp and pageantry associated with such presidential visits, as there were very few government officials led by the Deputy Governor of Kano State, Dr Abdulahi Umar Gandoje at the Kano International Airport to receive the President.
In an interview with newsmen, the Deputy Governor said that the Emir had been very sick for some time and it was therefore expedient for the President to visit the Emir of Kano.
The Deputy Governor also said that, the visit was not a political one but to see the Emir of Kano who had been sick since the Sallah holiday.
President Goodluck Jonathan, while speaking at the palace of the Emir, said that he was in Kano on a private visit to pay homage and see how the Emir was doing, following his health condition.
The President was grateful to the Emir for the encouragement he had been receiving, promising to continue to work for the unity of the country.
He said that he was working round the clock to ensure the security of lives and property in the country, in the midst of daunting security challenges.
The Emir prayed for him and commended the development efforts of the administration.