July 22, 2024
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Sanusi Officially Reinstated As 16th Emir Of Kano

His Royal Highness Muhammadu Sanusi II was on Friday morning officially reinstated as the 16th Emir of Kano.

Tari Oliver Blog recalls that this is coming barely 24-hours after Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano State reappointed him as Emir after signing into law the bill that abolished the five emirates created by the Abdullahi Ganduje led administration.

By the powers conferred on me by the Kano Emirate Council Law of 1984 and 2024, and supported by the recommendation of the kingmakers, I have the singular pleasure to confirm the reappointment of Muhammadu Sanusi II as the Emir of Kano and the head of the Kano Emirate Council,” the governor said.

Recall that Sanusi had earlier received his appointment letter as the Emir of Kano.

Governor Abba Yusuf, traditional rulers, kingmakers, and other dignitaries attended the event at the Art Chamber of the Kano State Government House on Friday.

The Emir was reinstated to the throne four years after he was deposed by the government of Ganduje.

However, Governor Yusuf signed the Kano State Emirate Council (Repeal) Bill 2024 into law, and Sanusi was reinstated

The new law replaces the Kano State Emirates Council Law, 2019, and dissolves the emirate councils created by Ganduje.

That law was used by Ganduje to split the Kano Emirate into five in December 2019 and deposed Sanusi II, on March 9, 2020. The emirates created by the Ganduje administration were Karaye, Bichi, Rano, and Gaya, in addition to Kano.

Emir Sanusi II, a former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, was known as Lamido Sanusi before becoming king.

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