- More than a year after his appointment, former Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II has been officially installed as the chancellor of the Kaduna State University
- Sanusi's appointment as KASU's chancellor was first announced in March 2020 by the Kaduna state government
- The former traditional ruler took over from Tagwai Sambo, the Chief of Moro’a, the pioneer chancellor of the university
The governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai, disclosed this via his verified Facebook page on Saturday, September 25.
Governor El-Rufai who shared photos of the event added that Sanusi chaired the combined fourth convocation of the university after the installation.
Legit.ng recalls that the Kaduna state governor had on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, honoured the former traditional ruler with the appointment.
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Sanusi's appointment was made known in a statement from the Kaduna government house signed by Muyiwa Adekeye, the governor's special adviser on media and communication.
He took over from Tagwai Sambo, the Chief of Moro’a, the pioneer chancellor, who was appointed back in 2005.
Congratulations pour in
Meanwhile, Nigerians have taken to Facebook to congratulate the former emir on the appointment.
Aderonke Olukaiye Morireoluwa said:
"Well deserved, congratulations to the 14th emir of Kano HRH M Sanusi II, God bless governor El-Rufai for standing by him throughout his trying time.
"We all need friends like governor El-Rufai, God bless my state of birth. (Kaduna)."
Isah Musa Vatsa said:
"Congratulations, Your Royal Highness may your appointment bring desire result to KASU, progress to Kaduna State and Nigeria at large.
"Thus, I read through people's comments i urge those against to have a rethink because HRH has a place in Nigeria history."
Bitrus Samaila Kyangmah said:
"If HRH Muhammadu Sanusi remains the down-to-earth & public-spirited person that he is, I will expect him to use his Chancellorship status & closeness to Gov Elrufa'i to upturn the callous & inhuman increment in tuition in KASU sanctioned by the Governor."
Sanusi to Nigerians: Stop cursing leaders due to hardship
In another report, the former Emir of Kano who is now the leader of the Tijjaniyya Movement in Nigeria, Sanusi, counselled Nigerians to stop insulting and cursing their leaders.
He made the call while addressing Tijjaniyya adherents from seven states of the northwest geopolitical zone on Tuesday, September 21 in Sokoto state, according to a statement seen by Legit.ng.
The former Central Bank of Nigeria’s governor advised that instead of cursing leaders, Tijjaniyya adherents and Nigerians, in general, should be prayerful, expressing optimism that Nigeria will be better. He also warned against disobedience to constituted authorities, noting that things should be done in accordance with the law.