- Alhaji Auwalu Maja, the Siddin Sarkin Kano, has claimed that he was sacked by the Emir of Kano for honouring Governor Ganduje
- Maja said his hard work was not commensurate with what he gets, claiming that since Emir Sanusi’s emergence, he has been relegated to the background
- The Siddin Sarkin Kano says the royal father gave a verbal instruction for his dismissal and vacation from his official residence, and that he complied immediately
- Maja says he has no personal animosity against Emir Sanusi, and urged the royal father to restore his position
Alhaji Auwalu Maja, the Siddin Sarkin Kano, has claimed that he was sacked by the Emir of Kano, His Highness Muhammad Sanusi II, for honouring the state governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.
Speaking with newsmen on Monday, October 14, Maja claimed the royal father sacked him for honouring Ganduje during the march for his tribunal victory, The Nation reports.
Legit.ng gathers that Maja said his hard work was not commensurate with what he gets, claiming that since Sanusi’s emergence, he has been relegated to the background.
He said: “When Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje returned to Kano after two weeks of official trip with President Muhamamdu Buhari, last Wednesday, I was one of the people that joined the mammoth to welcome him.
“On that fateful day, I presented a regalia and the portrait of the late Emir of Kano, Sarki Ado Abdullahi Bayero, to Governor Ganduje to show my excitement and joy as I joined the good people of Kano state to celebrate with him over his victory at the tribunal.
“It was that singular action of mine that prompted the current Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, to give a verbal instruction for my dismissal and vacation from my official residence where I have lived for over 20 years.”
He said he immediately complied with the emir’s order and vacated the residence, adding that this was the third time he had been asked to vacate the office.
He continued: “Apart from that, I was also asked to hand over the keys of my office to another person, as well as all other properties belonging to the palace and I complied.
“By virtue of my assignment, I used to work with Shamaki (the head of the palace guards) directly. It was the Shamaki, Alhaji Wada Najalo, that carried out the Emir Sanusi’s instruction to sack and dismiss me from the palace.
“Based on the instruction given to me to hand over all the properties of the palace, I asked my boys to bring out all the palace properties under our care and present them to Shamaki, which they did.
“However, my utmost concern is that since the coming of Emir Sanusi, I am being relegated to the background. My official assignment is a tedious one which I carried out religiously but my hard work is not commiserated with my welfare.
“I have no personal animosity against Emir Sanusi or anybody in the emirate. They humiliated me because I honoured Governor Ganduje. Now my appeal to the emir is restore my position.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Catholic bishop of Sokoto diocese, Matthew Kukah, said the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, is fighting to keep the throne because of his blunt remarks.
Kukah made the assertion while speaking on a panel at the 25th edition of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) conference on Monday, October 7.
He said: “The emir is here, he is still fighting for his life because of the position that he has taken and all of you sitting here know that it has literally become a matter to a particular course because the things he is saying are not popular.”
Sanusi’s power had been whittled down by the Kano governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, who created four additional emirates.
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