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Reinstated! Sanusi Lamido Sanusi 11 Returns As Kano Emir

Dethroned Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi II, removed by the Abdullahi Ganduje administration in Kano State has been reinstated.

Kano State House of Assembly’s resolution which reinstated Sanusi Lamido, also dethroned the current Emir and also dismantled the four new Emirates in the State established under a controversial 2019 law.

Reinstated Sanusi II is expected in Kano on Friday.

A source 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. The creation of the new emirates fragmented the authority of the old Kano Emirate Council, diluting its power and influence.

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 is no longer an 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.”


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