The Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sunusi, on Sunday cried during his speech at an event in the state.
The emir, who paused for about two minutes while crying, was advising Nigerian leaders to be prepared to account for all their actions before God.
Speaking at the Africa House of the Kano Government House, Mr. Sanusi, an outspoken former governor of Nigeria’s Central Bank, told a packed audience which included the Kano State Governor, Umar Ganduje, that power was a responsibility bestowed on leaders at all levels and for which they would account.
He commended Mr. Ganduje for his love and concern for the wellbeing of the Kano Emirate Council, saying that the gesture will help build a strong relationship between the council and the state government.
The event, called Hawan Nassarawa, is held to signify the end of eid-el-fitri festivities and is done to allow political leaders unveil their programmes and policy statements to the traditional leaders.
Earlier, Mr. Ganduje said his primary task was to complete projects initiated by his predecessor and former boss, Rabiu Kwankwaso, before he would commence new ones in the state.