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Sanusi Reinstated as Emir of Kano After 4-Year Removal

Boom RadioNG | May 23, 2024

In a surprising turn of events, Muhammadu Sanusi II has been reinstated as the Emir of Kano, four years after being deposed by the previous administration. Governor Abba Yusuf of Kano State signed the Kano State Emirate Council (Repeal) Bill 2024 into law, dissolving the emirate councils created by his predecessor, Abdullahi Ganduje.Ganduje had used the 2019 law to split the Kano Emirate into five emirates and remove Sanusi from his position in March 2020.

Muhammadu Sanusi II, Emir of Kano

The decision generated controversy at the time, with many believing it was politically motivated.Governor Yusuf’s reversal of the law has restored the Kano Emirate to its original pre-2019 status.

He emphasized that the repeal means there is no emir in Kano except the reinstated Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II.

Sanusi II, a former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, began his reign as the 14th Emir of Kano in 2014 under the administration of Rabiu Kwankwaso.

Muhammadu Sanusi II, Emir of Kano

His removal in 2020 was seen by many as a political move, and it was believed to have significantly influenced the All Progressive Congress’s failure to win the 2023 governorship election.

The reinstatement of Emir Sanusi II marks a significant moment in Kano’s political and traditional history, with the new governor undoing the actions of his predecessor and restoring the unity of the Kano Emirate.

Written by Boom RadioNG

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