Kano Governor Officially Announces Reappointment Of Ex-CBN Governor, Sanusi As Emir

The Kano State Governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf on Thursday officially approved the reappointment of former Central Bank Governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi II, as the Emir of Kano.

This was announced by the Senior Special Assistant on Digital Media to the state governor, Kwankwason Tuwita on X.

The aide also shared a video which captured the moment the Governor assented to a newly passed bill that abrogated four emirates created in addition to the Emir of Kano. 

The emirates were created under a controversial law in 2019 by the administration of former Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.

“I have approved the reappointment of Khalipha Muhammadu Sanusi II as the emir of Kano,” the Governor was quoted by his aide.

It was learnt further that the governor also issued a 48-hour notice to all the deposed Emirs to vacate royal palaces in the state.

SaharaReporters had earlier reported how the State Assembly passed a bill dissolving the establishment of the additional emirates.

The bill is titled, “The Kano State Emirates Councils (Repeal) Bill, 2024.”  

The new law is set to abrogate the creation of the emirates created in 2019 and the restoration of Sanusi Lamido Sanusi as the Emir of Kano Emirate.

The law was first amended in 2019 amid a rift between then Governor Ganduje and Sanusi, a former Central Bank Governor.

The first amendment broke the Kano Emirate into five with the creation of Rano, Karaye, Gaya and Bichi emirates, and the appointment of first-class emirs for the new emirates, eventually culminating in the deposition of the then-Emir of Kano.

The victory of Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf in the last election had renewed calls for the reinstatement of Emir Sanusi. Ahead of the election, Yusuf promised to restore the old Kano Emirate system

Sahara Reporters