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Updated: Kano State Government Sacks Emir Sanusi




Muhammad Sanusi has been deposed as the Emir of Kano State.

He was reportedly deposed for “for total disrespect to lawful instructions from the office of the governor”.

This was revealed at a special sitting of the Kano executive council chaired by Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of the state.

Secretary to the state government, Usman Alhaji, said the removal was with immediate effect.

“The Kano State Executive Council under the Chairmanship of His Excellency the Governor of Kano State Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje OFR has unanimously approved the immediate removal/dethronement of the Emir of Kano Emirate Muhammad Sunusi II,” Alhaji said in a statement.

“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.”

The government has since said that a new emir will be named to replace him.

Emir Sanusi ascended the throne on June 8, 2014, following the death of al-Haji  Ado Bayero, who reigned from 1963 till his death in 2014.


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