The Emir of Kano, Mallam Lamido Sanusi, on Thursday said he would not be discouraged as a change agent in the society.
Sanusi stated this in Kano, when the new Country Representative of UNICEF, Mohammed Fall, paid him a visit to solicit his support for girl-child education.
He admitted that change was difficult to bring about all over the world, not only in Nigeria.
“Change is always difficult in any society; not only in Kano or in Nigeria but the world at large. Once, you want to bring change, especially that, which has to do with the old tradition, it always meets with resistance from the society.
“I’m very aware of this, but that will never discourage me in my drive toward change. I know that there are a lot of people in the society that really understand what I’m driving at.
“I’m therefore calling on everybody; the Ulama, the contractors, the students, the youth leaders, Muslims, especially you, the UNICEF, to come and rally round me as I am ready to pursue this agenda to a logical conclusion. I know I will succeed because the change is meant for the betterment of the society,” the monarch said.