Sanusi Lamido Sanusi Returns As Kano Governor Approves His Reinstatement As Emir Of Kano


The Governor of Kano State, Abba Kabir Yusuf on Thursday formally announced the reappointed former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi back as the Emir of Kano.


Kabir Yusuf who spoke while he signed into law the amended Kano Emirate Council law (repeal bill 2024) gives 48 hours to vacate the palace, those occupying the seat.


The historic ascent came barely two hours after the Kano State House of Assembly abrogated establishment of 5 new Emirates in the state that stripped the two siblings of Bayero Dynasty, Aminu Ado Bayero, Nasiru Ado Bayero, and others


The new law which was signed to law returned the 14th Fulani Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammadu Sanusi II as the new and only Emir of Kano, while those stripped of their crown by the new law have been demoted to the position of District Heads.


The new law sighted by Daily INDEPENDENT states among other things that “All offices created in the newly created five Emirates under the repealed principal law, dated 5th December, 2019 are hereby abrogated. All appointment made under the said repealed Principal Law dated 5th December, 2019 are hereby set aside.”


On Restoration of traditional titles, it states that “All traditional office holders and title holders elevated or appointed to office created under the repealed Principal law, dated 5th December, 2019 shall revert to their position where such positions previously existed under recognized custom and traditions prior to the enactment of the repealed Principal Law dated 5th December, 2019.”





The new which spelt out the Powers of the Governor empowered “The Governor shall take all necessary measures to restore the status of the Kano Emirate System to its positions prior to the enactment of the repealed Principal Law dated 5th December, 2019.”


In the meantime, the demoted emir affected by the new law are believed to be absent from the state as at the time of the sweeping action by the House of Assembly.


Checks revealed that while the former emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero, and his brother the emir of Bichi were out of the state, the whereabouts of the remaining 3 emir were unknown as at press time.


However, the ancient city, and environs were generally calm, and quiet on Thursday as dwellers were seen going about their businesses without let or hindrance.

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