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Seven Things You Should Know About Dethroned Emir Sanusi


The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, was faraway from his place on Monday after a long-running row with the state authorities.

The Secretary to the State Authorities, Usman Alhaji whereas making the announcement on Monday stated the elimination was consistent with the advice of the Kano State Public Criticism and Anti-Corruption Fee which summoned the Emir.

File picture of Lamido Sanusi and Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje at Eid Praying Floor in June 2019.


The state authorities in keeping with a report by AFP was additionally to safeguard the “sanctity, culture, tradition, religion and prestige” of the Kano state emirate established over a millennium in the past.

Sanusi was additionally accused by the state authorities of “disrespect to lawful instructions.”


Listed here are seven issues you need to find out about him:

The place of the emir of Kano is by custom the second most senior Islamic ruler in Nigeria, after the sultan of Sokoto.


Lamido Sanusi ascended the throne in 2014.


In 1963 Sanusi’s grandfather, Muhammadu Sanusi 1 was dethroned by the then northern regional authorities over insubordination. He was the 11th Emir of Kano from 1953 to 1963. Riots broke out in Kano, following this elimination.


Lamido Sanusi has been at loggerheads with state governor Abdullahi Ganduje due to his outspokenness towards the authorities and allegations that he supported the opposition finally yr’s elections.


Sanusi, earlier than his ascension to the throne because the Emir of Kano was a banker and economist. He was the previous governor of the Central Financial institution of Nigeria (CBN).


In his earlier position as central financial institution chief, Sanusi earned a status as a straight-talking moderniser, not afraid to talk out towards corruption, though he confronted — and denied — accusations of graft himself.


He was sacked from the place of CBN governor in February 2014 after he accused the state-run Nigerian Nationwide Petroleum Company of not remitting some $20 billion to state coffers.


Further data from AFP

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