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REFLECTIONS — IN SUPPORT OF FAMILY VALUES: — THOUGHTS OF EMIR SANUSI LAMIDO SANUSI ON GENDER MATTERS

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FROM THE ABUNDANCE OF THE HEART; THE MOUTH SPEAKS’ The quote above is taken from Matthew 12:34. According to Jesus Christ, it is what the heart formulates that the mouth speaks. Utterances depict a personality. Many centuries ago, the words of traditional rulers were final, even concerning taking of human lives in accordance with culture and traditions. Modernization and the swiftness with which it came corrected this anomaly.  Centuries past, royal fathers in what came to be known as Nigeria hardly spoke in public. They never ate in public either. Their word was law, and they had the power of life and death; and were able to order summary execution of human beings. You could never question a traditional ruler because that would be regarded an abomination; hence the title ‘’Kabiyesi.’’ But they had, and still have genuine concern for their people, regarded by customs and traditions as their children. Today, traditional rulers are chief mobilizers of their domains. The role of neutrality expected of them in democratic settings is a difficult task, which they must perform for the sake of peace and prosperity. Communities in Nigeria in the past few decades have realized the need to enthrone highly educated and sophisticated personalities who could make development happen. HIS EXCELLENCY, EMIR SANUSI LAMIDO SANUSI 11 – A PROGRESSIVE MONARCH: One of the modern monarchs is His Excellency, Emir Sanusi Lamido Sanusi 11; a very bold, courageous and progressive royal father. He is noted for his no holds barred approach to voicing his opinions. In recognition of the fact that royal fathers have a huge role to play with regard to restoring our sagging morals and promote family values, TERRIFIC HEADLINES has dug into records to bring you some of the opinions of Emir Sanusi on issues pertaining to the family and gender matters. VIEWS OF THE EMIR OF KANO: REFLECTIONS OF THE EMIR OF KANO ON GENDER EQUALITY:  THE MOST IMPORTANT THING A FATHER CAN DO FOR HIS CHILDREN IS TO LOVE THEIR MOTHER: His Excellency, Emir Sanusi Lamido Sanusi needs no introduction. His views on societal issues could, at times be vitriolic; but are uttered for the common good. For instance, Emir Sanusi has come out openly to condemn all forms of violence against women, stating that men should treat women with respect. He said: ‘’Truth be told, a man wouldn’t want someone hitting his daughter, so he shouldn’t hit someone…

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