The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, supported the girl’s rights to education.
The traditional first-class ruler appealed as he addressed the population of the state shortly after he led Eid’s prayer on Kofar Kid’s central Kano field in Kano Tuesday.
He urged political leaders at all levels to prioritize women’s education as they did with their male counterparts.
“The people need to prioritise their commitment toward the education of female just like their male counterpart,” he said.
He stressed the need for Nigerians to continue praying for peace and progress in the state and the country in general.
The monarch also urged Muslims to fear God in all their activities, reminding them that each of them must give an account of their actions in the future, NAN reports.
Moreover, the emir asked the people of the state to continue praying against banditry, kidnapping and other vices.
He warned the people of Kano to support each other and work as a team for the general development of the state.
Nigeria’s press agency (NAN) reports that governor Abdullahi Ganduje was among those who participated in the prayer at the Eid Central Kofar Mata; and his deputy, Alhaji Nasiru Gawuna; and the secretary of the state government, Alhaji Usman Alhaji.
The traditional sovereigns and members of the board of the Emirate were also present.
The NAN reports that security was severe during the prayer, as armed police and other security personnel were deployed to various Eid lands and other strategic locations throughout the state to ensure a peaceful celebration.