The Kano Emirate Council has met and is set to turban a new Emir of Kano, following the removal of Sanusi Lamido Sanusi from the position on Monday. The new Emir has already been named.
Announcing the removal of the former Emir, the state government Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has concluded plan to install a new Emir today.
Former Emir, Ado Bayero died in 2014 and was succeeded by Mr Sanusi, a former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.
The just dethroned Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammadu Sanusi ll, has been taken to Nasarawa state, a security source hinted Daily Trust. The source said security personnel have succeeded in taken the emir out of the place around 4:30pm.
The Secretary to the State Government, Usman Alhaji, earlier at a press briefing announced the removal of Mr Sanusi for alleged insubordination and disrespect for constituted authority.
He said the dethroned emir persistently refused to attend official meetings and programmes organised by the state government, without any lawful justification. He said the attitude amounted to “total insubordination.”
“It is on record that in so many instances, Malam Muhammadu Sanusi ll 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.
“The Kano State Executive Council under the chairmanship of His Excellency, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has unanimously approved the immediate removal, dethronement of the emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi ll.”
“This removal is made after due consultation with relevant stakeholders and in compliance with part 3 section 13 of the Kano State Emirate Law 2019 and other reasons stated above,” the official said.
In his statement, Mr Alhaji said Governor Ganduje called for calm “while a new Emir of Kano Emirate will soon be appointed.”
Meanwhile, Alhaji Aminu Ado has been announced as the new emir of Kano. The Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Usman Alhaji made the announcement on Monday, hours after Muhammadu Sanusi ll was dethroned.
Alhaji said the appointment was in line with the provision of Kano state Emirate Council Law 2019. “Section 11 (1) of the Law has empowered the governor to appointment Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero as the emir of Kano,” he said.
The secretary to the state government said the four kingmakers of Kano emirate had earlier recommended the appointment of Aminu Ado Bayero as the emir of Kano.
Bayero is the 15th emir of Fulani. Until his appointment as emir of Kano, Bayero was the emir of Bichi, one of the four newly created emirates.
Bayero is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University Kano. He was also a former Danmajen Kano, Dan Buran, Sarkin Dawakin Tsakar Gida and Wamban Kano.
He was later appointed emir of Bichi after the creation of Karaye, Gaya, Rano and Bichi Emirates by the present administration.