I reinstated Lamido Sanusi as Emir to fulfil my campaign promise, says Governor Yusuf

The Governor of Kano State, Abba Yusuf, has disclosed that his decision to reinstate the deposed Emir of Kano, Lamido Sanusi, was a fulfilment of a campaign promise to the residents of the state, adding that the return of Sanusi back on throne will propel peace and prosperity.

Penpushing reports that the Governor in the same vein issued 48 hours to Aminu Ado Bayero and four other former first-class chiefs to vacate their palaces and hand over all emirates property to the office of the deputy governor.

“I want to inform the good people of Kano that today, we reappointed Sanusi Lamido Aminu Sanusi popularly known as Muhammadu Sanusi the II as the 16th Emir of Kano while the five former emirs are expected to vacate the palaces within 48 hours’, he stated

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Penpushing further reports that Yusuf in a statement by his spokesperson Sanusi Bature on Thursday said he signed the bill at the Government House on Thursday, the same day it was passed by the state lawmakers.

The Kano State House of Assembly had earlier passed the bill for the dissolution of the four additional emirates created by the immediate past administration of former Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and the removal of all five emirs.

‘The law provided an opportunity for reinstatement of the 14th Emir of Kano Muhammad Sanusi II and removal of 15th Emir of Kano Aminu Ado Bayero, the Emir of Bichi Nasir Ado Bayero, Emir of Rano Kabiru Muhammad Inuwa, Emir of Karaye Ibrahim Abubakar II and Emir of Gaya Aliyu Ibrahim Abdulkadir’, the statement reads.

‘Governor Yusuf further articulated that the return of Muhammad Sanusi II back on throne will propel peace and prosperity, adding that the repeal of the council law was in realisation of his campaign commitments to restore the lost glory of the state and its rich cultural heritage’.

‘Governor Yusuf also issued 48 hours to Aminu Ado Bayero and four other former first class chiefs to vacate their palaces and hand over all emirates property to the office of the deputy governor. The governor expressed satisfaction that the new law will bring unity of the people of Kano and foster sustainable socio-economic development’, it added.

“He emphasised that the signing of the bill symbolizes the restoration of the revered legacy of the Kano emirate, which has withstood the test of time of over a thousand years. Furthermore, the governor urged the populace in the state to continue supporting his administration in delivering a multitude of infrastructural advancements that will propel Kano to greater heights.

“Everyone should go about his or her normal activities in the state, we have done what we believe is in the best interest of the state and its people. The former emirs are to handover all properties in thier possession to the Commissioner for Local Government who doubles as the state Deputy Governor. Under the new Kano Emirate Repeal law 2024, Kano state is now under one emirate,” the statement said.

Penpushing also reports that with the reinstatement of Sanusi by the government he is now officially the 14th and 16th emir of the ancient northern Nigerian city, having served in two different dispensations.

The 62-year-old former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), it is recalled was installed in 2014 by then Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso, who is the political godfather of current Governor Yusuf, and succeeded Ado Bayero, the father of the man who was appointed following his own removal, and who has now become his own predecessor.

Penpushing reports that the announcement of reinstatement of Sanusi was held at the Kano Government House, after a ceremonial signing event attended by top government officials and journalists.

Meanwhile, the reinstated emir, who was dethroned on March 9, 2020 by then Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, who accused him of insubordination and political interference is expected to arrive in Kano on Friday, where he is to lead the congregational jummat prayer at the Central Mosque.

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