Royal Caution For Sambo As Bayero Reprimands VP For Keeping Him Waiting
KANO, May 23, (THEWILL) - Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero today jettisoned protocol and openly reprimanded Vice President Namadi Sambo for keeping him waiting in his palace for about four hours.
Vice President Sambo was in Kano on a working visit.
Bayero told a shocked and dumbfounded Sambo that he was disappointed and unhappy with him following his lateness and wondered whether he was not lectured on palace protocol.
Sambo had been scheduled to arrive the palace at 9.am on a courtesy visit but arrived at about 1.pm, thus keeping the Emir and his lieutenants who were already seated waiting for about four hours.
On arrival to the palace, he however failed to apologize for keeping his host waiting.
But Bayero who could not hold back his anger advised the Vice President to learn to keep to time.
“…I was not even invited into your programme and would therefore not grace it, but want to advise you on the need to keep to time…..,’ Bayero stated.
He also queried the outgoing Governor of Kano state, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau, who was in the entourage of the Vice President to the palace on why he failed to educate the august visitor on the importance the palace attaches to promptness.
After rebuking his visitors, Ado Bayero urged the Vice President on the need to upgrade the facilities at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport in line with international standards, adding that the step would ginger international flight operations from the airport.
“We have seen over the last 20 years how successful governments had promised and reneged at the point of execution, adding, ‘reassurances from officials of government is always the order of the day.”
THEWILL Kano correspondent reports that the Vice President’s entourage was completely put-off by the royal outburst.
The calm Vice President however did not respond to the Emir’s charge.
When reporters sought the reaction of the Special Adviser to the Vice President on Media, Alhaji Sani Umar, he had this to say, “It was painful but I do not believe it’s meant for public consumption.”