- The chief singer of the Kano emirate council, Naziru Ahmad, popularly known as Naziru Sarkin Waka, has resigned his appointment
- Ahmad in a letter informed the secretary of the Kano emirate council that his voluntary resignation was to take effect from March 13
- The former chief singer expressed his appreciation for his appointment and pledged his loyalty to the council and the state
Following the dethronement of Sanusi Lamido as emir of Kano, the chief singer of the Kano emirate council, Naziru Ahmad, popularly known as Naziru Sarkin Waka, has resigned his appointment.
Ahmad in a letter informed the secretary of the Kano emirate council that his voluntary resignation was to take effect from March 13, Premium Times reports.
The former chief singer expressed his appreciation for his appointment and pledged his loyalty to the council and the state.
Mr Ahmad’s resignation followed that of the principal private secretary to the deposed emir, Mujtaba Abba, who also resigned recently.
Meanwhile, the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, visited the deposed emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, at his Lagos residence.
The Cable reports that Sanusi, who was dethroned by the Kano state government on Monday, March 9, arrived in Lagos on Friday, March 13, a few days after he was banished to Awe in Nasarawa state.
Legit.ng gathered that among the dignitaries who have visited the former emir are Hadiza Bala Usman, former managing director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Tunde Bakare, a senior pastor of the Latter Rain Assembly and Nasir El-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state.
In another report, the Kano state chapter of the APC on Monday, March 16, asked Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, to create a new emirate for the deposed Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II.
Following his dethronement as the Emir, Sanusi has been getting solidarity from prominent Nigerians including the governor of Kaduna state.
After Sanusi was removed from office, El-Rufai has shown the biggest support for the deposed Kano Emir.
The number one man in Kaduna state gave the former monarch two key appointments and paid him a visit in Nasarawa and Lagos states.
However, El-Rufai's actions are not sitting well with Kano APC. The ruling party in a statement signed by Alhaji Shehu Maigari, the deputy state party chairman, asked the governor to create a new emirate in the state and appoint the former Emir of Kano as the traditional ruler.
In another report, Labaran Madari, a member of the Kano State House of Assembly, says Abdulazeez Gafasa illegally suspended him and other lawmakers.
He disclosed this to newsmen in Kano on Tuesday, March 17.
He said that they regretted electing Gafasa as their speaker. Going further, he argued that speaker's action in suspending them violated the constitution and rules of the House. Specifically, he claimed that the speaker lack locus standi to suspend them.
Madari argued that any member accused of wrongdoing should be accorded fair hearing to defend the charges against him.
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