Unveiling the Emir of Bichi, Nasir Ado Bayero

Nasiru Ado Bayero (born 2 February 1964) is the 2nd emir of Bichi. He ascended the throne from his brother Aminu Ado Bayero who was named as the 15th Fulani Emir of Kano, following the deposition of his nephew Muhammad Sanusi II by Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje. Prior to his accession, Bayero was the Chiroma of Kano Emirate and district head of Nassarawa during the reign of Muhammad Sanusi II.

Alhaji Nasiru Ado Bayero is a descendant of the Kano Fulani ruling house of Emir Ibrahim Dabo, who reigned from 1819 to 1849, then Emir Abdullahi Maje Karofi, who reigned from 1855 to 1883, Emir Muhammadu Abbas from 1903 to 1919, Emir Abdullahi Bayero, who reigned from 1926 to 1953 and Emir Ado Bayero, who reigned from 1963 to 2014.

The Emir of Bichi, Nasiru Ado Bayero, is also a prince from his maternal side as his mother was from the Fulani ruling house of Ilorin. His mother, late Hajiya Maryam, was a descendant of the leader of the Fulani dynasty in Ilorin, Sheikh Salihi Janta, also called Shehu Alimi and also the first Fulani Emir of Ilorin, Abdulsalami Dan Shehu Alimi, who reigned from 1824 to 1842; Emir of Ilorin, Zubair Dan Abdulsalami, who reigned from 1860-1868, Emir of Ilorin Shu’aibu Bawa Dan Zubair, from 1915 to1919 and Emir of Ilorin, Abdulkadir Dan Shu’aibu Bawa from 1920 to 1959. Emir Dan Shu’aibu Bawa was the father of Hajiya Maryam Ado Bayero.

Bayero had his primary and secondary school education in Kano, from where he proceeded to the University of Maiduguri in Borno State to study Mass Communication in 1987, he is a graduate of Harvard Business School as well as having a certificate in the German language in 1993.

He had his primary and secondary education in Kano and proceeded to the University of Maiduguri in Borno State, where he graduated with a degree in Mass Communication. He did his National Youth Service with the Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research (NIER), Ibadan, Oyo State.

His Highness, the Emir of Bichi worked with the Continental Merchant Bank, Nigeria, before he moved to Coastal Corporation Oil and Gas in Houston, Texas, and Hamlet Investment Ltd in London. He later worked with the Presidency as an Administrative Officer.

As an accomplished entrepreneur and consummate manager of people and business, he sits on the board of several businesses. Prominent amongst these are SELAT Petroleum (Nigerian independent producer), Platform Petroleum Limited (Nigerian independent producer), Intels (Oilfields) Services Nigeria Limited, which is the largest marine logistics company in Nigeria.


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