Open letter to Sarkin Kano Muhammad Sanusi II
Sir: I was told that big personalities have limited time to go through long letter, so, I choose to make this letter open and brief.
I decided to write this short letter due to the unfolding criticisms on venerable Muhammadu Sunusi II. You can’t measure how amazing I was over the vacuous and lackadaisical attitude of Kano emirate council by not responding to the present world reality of establishing social media presence.
“The poor people for whom you fight are voiceless by necessity, those of us who are fortunate to be part of the elite and who chose not to speak for them are voiceless by choice. We want to protect ourselves and our loved ones from the pain of being insulted and abuse on social media.”
Your highness, the above quotation has proven your concern over social media and the influence it has. A great emirate like Kano should possess social media platforms not only for the above reason but also to mute history fabricators.
However, the emirate must have control over pictures, videos and speeches that indicated the palace view and direction on policies and programmes.
If Hadejia emirate can create a Facebook account, though it supposed to be a page, but at least they have responded to the present reality, why not the great Kano emirate?
I don’t know if tradition would allow the palace to acquire the services of a spokesperson but surely; there is need for such.
Long live the king!
Long live Kano!
• Abubakar SD