Kano: Fmr Emir Sanusi reinstated, 4 new Emirates abolished

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By Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna

Former Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi ll who was deposed by the immediate past administration has been reportedly reinstated.
Sanusi Lamido Sanusi ll was deposed under the administration of Dr. Abdullhi Umar Ganduje as Governor, and Muhammadu Buhari as Nigeria head of state.

The decision to reinstate the deposed Emir Sanusi followed the Kano State House of Assembly’s resolution to dethrone the current Emir and also dismantle the four new Emirates in the State established under a controversial 2019 law.

Sanusi’s reinstatement is however yet to be announced officially by the state government, source said he’s been expected in Kano on this Friday.

An inside sources said, “So certainly with the passage of the Bill, Sanusi automatically stands reinstated. No need for confirmation, the thing to is wait for the Governor to assent to it.”

The then restructuring of the Kano Emirate is seen as a political manoeuvre to diminish the influence of then Emir Sanusi II, a vocal critic of the former Governor Abdullahi Ganduje administration said.

“The creation of the new emirates fragmented the authority of the old Kano Emirate Council, diluting its power and influence”,he added.

Meanwhile, the Majority Leader of the Kano State House of Assembly, Lawan Hussaini Chediyar Yan Gurasa, who sponsored the Amendment Bill, shortly after Thursday’s session, revealed to journalists that, “the bill has been sent to the governor for assent.

“Now there’s no active Emir in Kano in all the five Emirates; Kano, Bichi, Gaya, Rano and Karaye. The law now provides the governor to call on the traditional kingmakers to choose a new king”, h stated.

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