- Some days ago, Muhammadu Lamido Sanusi was dethroned as Emir of Kano by the state government
- The former Emir was deposed as the traditional ruler of the state on Monday, March 9
- It was reported that he was dethroned for refusing to abide by the state government's instructions
- Days after the dethronement, the former Emir's son, Ashraf Adam Sanusi, shared a family portrait on social media
At the beginning of March 2020, Kano state had a major power shift that got many Nigerians talking. The Emir of the state was dethroned on Monday, March 9, for allegedly refusing to abide by the state government's instructions.
The dethronement of the Emir raised mixed reactions on social media. Some Nigerians expressed sadness at the fact that the Emir was deposed while others claimed that he deserved what he got.
Legit.ng had reported that the former monarch reacted to his dethronement in a video shared on social media. In his reaction, the former Emir noted that he has accepted the outcome in good faith. He also thanked Allah for giving him the grace to serve for six years.
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Days after the dethronement, his son, Ashraf Adam Sanusi, took to social media to share a beautiful moment with his family.
The former monarch's son shared a family portrait on his Instagram page. He added a heart emoji to the photo that showed the Muslim family smiling as they posed for the camera.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that after Sanusi was deposed and allegedly banished by the state government, the former Emir continued to get key appointments both locally and internationally.
Just two days after he was forced to forfeit his traditional position, Sanusi was made one of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) advocates by the United Nations (UN). The appointment was made by the UN's secretary-general, António Guterres, and made public in Nigeria on Wednesday, March 11, by its resident coordinator, Fred Eno.
Sanusi, alongside 16 other appointees, is to increase awareness and inspire growth in the SDGs sector.
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