- The emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi, has accepted to head the state's council of chief
- Sanusi confirmed his acceptance of the appointment on Friday, December 20
- The appointment was offered with a two-day ultimatum from Governor Abdullahi Ganduje
Muhammadu Sanusi 11, the Emir of Kano, has accepted the offer by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje to become the chairman of the Kano state council of chiefs.
The appointment was given by Ganduje in a letter dated Thursday, December 19, which came with a two-day ultimatum that is expected to expire on Saturday, December 21, The Nation reports.
In a letter to the office of the secretary to the state government, Sanusi called the attention of the permanent secretary on special duties, confirming his acceptance of the appointmment.
This invariably indicates Sanusi's acceptance of the creation of four new emirates and the laws that empowers the governor to dethrone or depose an emir.
Recall that Legit.ng had earlier reported that Ganduje had given Sanusi two days to accept or reject his appointment as head of the state’s council of chiefs.
The governor of Kano state gave the directive in a letter dated December 19, and signed by Musa Bichi, the permanent secretary, special duties, on behalf of the secretary to the state government.
Ganduje noted in the letter that it is important for the emir to accept the appointment or otherwise with reference to the appointment which was made on December 9.
The letter read in part: “By this letter, His Excellency the Executive Governor is requesting His Highness, the Emir of Kano (Sarkin Kano) to indicate his acceptance of otherwise of his appointment as the chairman of Kano State Council of Chiefs as conveyed vide letter no SSG/REPA/S/A/86/T and dated 9th of December. 2019.
“The acceptance of otherwise should reach His Excellency the Executive Governor of Kano State within two days of the receipt of this letter."
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