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21st Jul 2013

Monday the 15th day of July 2013 was another remarkable an spectacular day in the continuous mission of spreading the good works of the world scout movement which was launched about a month ago in Kano under the auspices of the Messenger of Peace “MOP”.  The former National Head Quarter Commissioner Youth and Empowerment of the Scout movements of Nigeria in person of Retired Captain Ibrahim Musa Faruk gained another stride in taking the concept of the Messenger of Peace to a higher level by being privileged to wine and dine with the Governor of Kano State, his Excellency, Engr. Dr. Musa Rabiu Kwankwaso at the African House wing of the Government House in Kano. 
Capt. Ibrahim Musa Faruk had the opportunity of presenting a comprehensive report on the concept and the initiative behind the Messenger of Peace, aims and objectives and the need to make its presence well known in the City of Commerce, Kano. The occasion was a fortunate twin and blessed occasion where the scout MOP team observed the normal “Iftar” with the Governor. Iftar is the Arabic meaning of the breaking of the Muslim fast at the end of a day.
The usual Investiture was also carried out for the Governor which implies that the Kano state Governor has automatically become a bonafide world scout member and a strong and recognized Messenger of Peace. Investiture is the scout ceremonious way of accepting and honoring of new members into the scout association.
In addition to the messenger of Peace report, the Governor was also presented with a 2013 world scout calendar, beret cap, scaff???? and a Messenger of Peace identity card.
The Governor in his response expresses his delight in accepting the offer to become a full member of the Messenger of Peace as the number one citizen in the state and has pledged to support the Messenger of Peace initiative through the various programs highlighted in the report. One is not surprised at the overhauling and transformation exercises going on in various part of the metropolis in Kano. For instance the roads constructions and repairs, traffic lights, water etc. that the Government of Kano state has embarked on. They have human and capital projects all targeted at touching the lives of the citizens and inhabitants of Kano state positively.
In order words, the numerous work done and the ones being embarked upon by the Kano state Government in the state represents a true reflection of a semblance of a Government has the feelings of his people at heart and it also shows the attitude of a typical scout Messenger of Peace.
The occasion was graced by important dignitaries, some of whom are the state executive counsel  members of the judiciary headed by the Kano state chief judge of Kano also in attendance were the the state scout commission Bar. Mujib Rahman, Brigade Commander of third maganize infantry brigade of Nigerian Army, Kano Commandant 303Airforce Flying Training School Kano, Assistance Inspector General of Police Zone 1 Kano, Commandant Federal Road Safety Corps and the Civil Defense Corps.

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