March 09, 2020

BREAKING: Ganduje Removes Emir Sanusi, Sets To Announce New Emir

The Kano State Government under the leadership of Governor Umar Ganduje has removed the 14th Emir of Kano over disrespect to the office of the governor and other government agencies. Emir Muhammad Sanusi II was the 14th Emir of Kano before he was dethroned by the Kano State Government.
In a statement released by the Secretary to the State Government, Usman Alhaji, it was clearly stated that the Emir of Kano is in total disrespect to lawful instructions from the office of the state Governor and other lawful authorities including his persistent refusal to attend official meetings and programmes organized by the Government without any lawful justification which amount to total insubordination.“It is on record and in so many instances Malam Muhammad Sunusi II has been found breaching part 3 section 13 (a e) of the Kano State Emirate Law 2019 and which if left unchecked will destroy the good and established image of the Kano Emirate.“This removal is made after due consultation with the relevant stakeholders and in compliance with part 3 section 13 of the Kano State Emirate Law 2019 and other reasons stated above.“The removal was reached in order to safeguard the sanctity, culture, tradition, religion and prestige of the Kano Emirate built over a thousand years.”Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, a former Nigerian Central Bank Governor ascended the throne in 2014 after the death of his granduncle Ado Bayero. The dethronement was announced by an official of the Kano State Government on his twitter handle @dawisu.The Government said a new Emir will be announced shortly.