Ganduje – Why Sanusi was dethroned as Emir of Kano
The Kano State Government has given reasons for the dethronement of the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II.
Among the reasons stated were alleged insubordination, refusal to attend official meetings and breach of Kano Emirate Law, Amebo9ja reports.
The Kano government made this known in a press statement signed by Secretary to the State Government, Usman Alhaji, announcing the removal of Sanusi.
Before the announcement on Monday, members of the Kano House of Assembly had engaged in a free-for-all over an attempt to remove the Emir.
The statement noted that Sanusi’s removal was a unanimous decision of members of the State Executive Council.
The statement read, “The Kano State Executive Council under the Chairmanship of his Excellency, the Governor of Kano State, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje, has unanimously approved the immediate removal/dethronement of the Emir of Kano Emirate Muhammad Sanusi II.
“The Emir of Kano is in total disrespect to lawful instructions from the office of the state Governor and other lawful authorities, including his persistent refusal to attend official meetings and programmes organised by the Government without any lawful justification which amounts to total insubordination.
“It is on record and in so many instances Malam Muhammad Sanusi II has been found breaching part 3 Section 13 (a-e) of the Kano State Emirate Law 2019 and which if left unchecked will destroy the good and established image of Kano Emirate.
“This removal is made after due consultation with the relevant stakeholders and in compliance with Part 3 Section 13 of the Kano State Emirate Law 2019 and other reasons stated above.
“The removal was reached in order to safeguard the sanctity, culture, tradition, religion, and prestige of the Kano Emirate built over a thousand years.”
The governor subsequently called on the public to remain calm, law-abiding and to go about their normal businesses.
“A new Emir of Kano will soon be appointed,” the statement added.
Sanusi, who was the 14th emir of Kano under the Fulani dynasty, was appointed as the Emir of Kano on June 8, 2014.
He was born on July 31, 1961, in Kano to a ruling class Fulani family of the Sullubawa clan.
He was educated at King’s College, Lagos, where he graduated in 1977. He then proceeded to Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, where he received a bachelor’s degree in economics in 1981.
He later received a master’s degree in economics two years later from the university and lectured at the faculty.
His father, Aminu Sanusi, was a career diplomat who served as the Nigerian Ambassador to Belgium, China and Canada.
His grandfather, Muhammadu Sanusi I, was the 11th Emir of Kano from 1953 until 1963, when he was deposed by Sir Ahmadu Bello.
On June 1, 2009, Sanusi was nominated as governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria by President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua; his appointment was confirmed by the Nigerian Senate on 3 June 2009.
Sanusi was selected to succeed his granduncle, Ado Bayero, as the Emir of Kano on June 8, 2014.
Who is the New Emir Of Kano?
Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero becomes new Emir of Kano
Alhaji Amino Ado Biography
Bayero, who is the son of late Emir Ado Bayero, replaces Muhammad Sanusi 11, who was dethroned and banished to Nasarawa on Monday.A statement on Monday by the Kano Secretary to the State Government Alhaji Usman Alhaji revealed the appointment of the new Emir of Kano.
“Following the resolution emanating from the State Executive Council today and the recommendation by kingmakers of Kano Emirate and the approval of appointment of the new Emir of Kano, following the resolution of the State Executive Council at its sitting of today, the 9th day of March 2020, with regards to the deposition of the former emir, in my capacity as the Secretary to the State Government, I have been directed by his Excellency the Executive Governor of Kano state, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, (OFR), based on the powers conferred on him by the provision of section 11(1) of the Kano state Emirate Council Law 2019, that is equivalent to 1441 AH, to announce the appointment of Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, the former Emir of Bichi Emirate, as the new Emir of Kano Emirate. He is the 15th Emir of the Fulani in the Kano Emirate.
“This followed the recommendation received from the Kano Kingmakers to his Excellency the Executive Governor of Kano state.“As you can see the four king makers are all here seated with us.”
Here are five things to know about the new Emir:
* Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero was formerly the Emir of Bichi Emirate; He was named the emir of Bichi in 2019 after Kano State governor Umar Ganduje divided the Kano Emirate into four.
* Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero is the son of the 13th Emir of Kano, Alhaji Dr. Ado Abdullahi Bayero, who reigned from 1963 till his death in 2014.
* Ado Bayero has held different traditional titles in the last three decades. In 1990, he was appointed Danmajen Kano; later he became Danburan Kano, then Turakin Kano to Sarkin Dawakin Tsakar Gida and finally to Wamban Kano.
* He is now the 15th Emir of the Fulani in the Kano Emirate.
* Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero is a Mass Communication graduate of Bayero University, Kano.