Muhammadu Sanusi II, the Emir of Kano has charged leaders to be mindful of how they use the power entrusted upon them.
The statement came on the heels of a political feud between the emir and the Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, which led to the creation of more emirates in Kano.
There have been allegations that the carving out of four emirates out of the original one and the launch of a corruption investigation into the emirate's finances was targeted at diminishing Sanusi's powers and influence.
The monarch made the remarks while addressing members of the Kano State House of Assembly led by the speaker, Alhaji Abdul’aziz Gafasa, who paid him a courtesy visit at his palace on Tuesday in Kano.
He said, As leaders, you are expected to be spectacularly honest and have the fear of God in whatever you are doing.
“You should all remember that you will one day die and be made to account for your deeds, while in the saddle of authority.
“You and I and everybody are not immune to such investigation by God, who created us to serve humanity as leaders.
“We will be made to account for our deeds and we will also be judged by posterity for being at the helm of affairs and what we did whether it is good or bad, will be the legacy we will all leave behind.