Nigeria: Kano light rail system receives boost from Czech Republic via Memorandum of Understanding

August 10, 2015

Africa, Business, International

Nigeria: Kano light rail system receives boost from Czech Republic via Memorandum of Understanding
Gov.Ganduje , Czeck Ambassador sign MoU for Kano Light Rail

Kano State Government

KANO, NIGERIA- Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State and the Czech Republic Ambassador to Nigeria, Pavel Mikes, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the provision of light rail (electronic train) system for Kano city metropolitan area using the power generated from the Independent Power Project at Challawa-Gorge and Tiga dams.

The objectives of the MoU which was signed at Kano Hovernor’s Lodge, Aminu Kano House, Asokoro, Abuja, include designing, manufacturing and assembling low-flow trams, electric locomotives, subway train units and or trolley buses as the need arises: construction of standard gauge tracks within Kano metropolitan city.

Others are developing and management of data base of all passengers entering and exiting the trains and movement of the trains: servicing and repairs of the trains and supply of parts and training of staff and management.

According to a statement by the governor’s spokesperson, Halilu Dantiye, a comprehensive light rail master plan for Kano will also be developed to provide the basis for detailed terms of contract.

The statement added that while Kano state government would finance the project in different phases as identified and agreed upon, the Czech Republic Embassy and its agencies would provide the services and materials also as identified and agreed upon.

Kano State
Kano State is a state located in North-Western Nigeria and the most populous state of the Nigerian Federation.
Kano State Nigeria

City of Kano
The capital city of Kano State is Kano. Kano is a Hausa and Fulani ethnically dominated city that is largely Muslim.

“Kano has come of age. We cannot move in the direction of large shanty city. Lagos, Port Harcourt, Abuja, Kaduna and even Ogun are using the mass rail. Kano must join the league because we have a bigger city and larger population,” Governor Abdullahi Ganduje said. -Source:: National Mirror

Kano City

Kano City

Kano prior to European colonization was a kingdom and traditional emirate in what is now northern Nigeria. The Kano kingdom was founded as one of the Hausa Bakwai (Seven True Hausa States). The Hausa are one of the largest ethnic groups in Africa and reside in the post European colonial nations of: Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Chad, Togo, Ghana, and Sudan.

The following is a list of rulers of Kano, a city and emirate in northern Nigeria. Once the Hausa Kingdom of Kano, it was conquered by Fulani Usman dan Fodio in 1805, who installed a Fulani Emir of Kano in place of the old kings.

Hausa Rulers

Bagauda (ruled 999-1063)
Warisi (ruled 1063-1095)
Gijimasu (ruled 1095-1134)
Nawata (ruled 1134-1136)
Yusa (ruled 1136-1194)
Naguji (ruled 1194-1247)
Guguwa (ruled 1247-1290)
Shekarau (ruled 1290-1307)
Tsamiya (ruled 1307-1343)
Usman Zamnagawa (ruled 1343-1349)
Yaji I (ruled 1349-1385)

Yaji I (ruled 1349-1385)
Bugaya (ruled 1385-1390)
Kanajeji (ruled 1390-1410)
Umaru (ruled 1410-1421)
Daud (ruled 1421-1438)
Abdullah Burja (ruled 1438-1452)
Dakauta (ruled 1452)
Atuma (ruled 1452)
Yaqub (ruled 1452-1463)
Muhammad Rumfa (ruled 1463-1499)
Abdullah (ruled 1499-1509)

Kanoan Empire
Muhammad Kisoki (ruled 1509-1565)
Yakufu (ruled 1565)
Daud Abasama I (ruled 1565)
Abu-Bakr Kado (ruled 1565-1573)
Muhammad Shashere (ruled 1573-1582)
Muhammad Zaki (ruled 1582-1618)
Muhammad Nazaki (ruled 1618-1623)

House of Kutumbi
Kutumbi (ruled 1623-1648)
al-Hajj (ruled 1648-1649)
Shekarau (emir) (ruled 1649-1651)
Muhammad Kukuna (ruled 1651-1652)
Soyaki (ruled 1652)
Muhammad Kukuna (restored) (ruled 1652-1660)
Bawa (ruled 1660-1670)
Dadi (ruled 1670-1703)
Muhammad Sharif (ruled 1703-1731)
Kumbari (ruled 1731-1743)
al-Hajj Kabe (ruled 1743-1753)
Yaji II (ruled 1753-1768)
Baba Zaki (ruled 1768-1776)
Daud Abasama II (ruled 1776-1781)
Muhammad al-Walid (ruled 1781-1805)

Fulani Rulers

Kano Emirate, Sokoto Caliphate
Clan of Dambazau
Suleiman (emir) (ruled 1805-1819)

Clan of Sullubawa
Ibrahim (ruled 1819-1846)
Usman I (ruled 1846-1855)
Abdullah (ruled 1855-1883)
Mohammed Bello (ruled 1883-1893)
Mohammed Tukur (ruled 1893-1894)
Aliyu Babba (ruled 1894-1903)

Emirs of Kano, Kano Province- Protectorate of Northern Nigeria
Muhammad Abbass (ruled 1903-1919)

Emirs of Kano, Protectorate of Nigeria
Usman II (ruled 1919-1926)

Emirs of Kano, Kano Province- Government of Northern Nigeria
Abdullahi Bayero (ruled 1953-1953)
Muhammadu Sanusi (ruled 1954-1963)
Muhammad Inuwa (ruled 1963 – he served for 3 months only)
Ado Bayero (ruled 1963-1967)

Emirs of Kano, Government of the State of Kano, Federal Republic of Nigeria
Ado Bayero (ruled 1967-2014)
Sanusi Lamido Sanusi (the current emir crowned on 8 June 2014) as the 14th Emir of Kano

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