Jubilation As Kano Gov Yusuf Announces Return of Sanusi As Emir

Jubilation As Kano Gov Yusuf Announces Return of Sanusi As Emir

  • The governor of Kano state Abba Kabir Yusuf, on Thursday, signed the new emirate council law
  • Governor Yusuf signed the bill that repealed the State Emirate Council Law 2019 that gave the state five emirate councils and declared the reinstatement of Muhammadu Sanusi II as Emir of Kano
  • Governor Yusuf described the event as historic and thanked the state of Assembly for performing their constitutional duties

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An emerging report has it that Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano state has announced the appointment of Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi as the new Emir of Kano.

Kano gov announces Sanusi's return as Kano Emir
Kano Governor Yusuf has backed Sanusi's reinstatement as Emir of Kano. Photo credit: Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, Abba Kabir Yusuf
Source: Facebook

As reported by Daily Trust, Governor Yusuf made the announcement after signing the new emirate council law at Government House, Kano, on Thursday, May 23, 2024.

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Governor Yusuf signs the New Emirates Council Law

The governor signed the law on Thursday evening alongside his deputy, the Speaker of the State Assembly and other principal officers in the government, Daily Trust reported.

He said the Kano state Emirate law 2019 that divided the over 1000 years Kano Emirate into five has been repealed, PM News reported.

Former Governor Abdullahi Ganduje had dethroned Sanusi in 2020, following after a personal rift.

But Governor Yusuf confirmed Sanusi's re-appointment in a post shared on his Facebook page on Thursday evening.

The governor wrote:

"After signing the new Kano emirate council law at Government House, Kano, today. I hereby announce the reinstatement of HRH Muhammadu Sanusi II as the Emir of Kano State. - AKY

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Legit.ng earlier reported that Muhammadu Sanusi II, a former CBN governor and the 14th Emir of Kano, said that it will take a while for the Nigerian economy to bounce back from 10 years of mismanagement.

He said that realistically, it requires more than six months or one year for the economic mismanagement of the last 10 years to be undone.

The former CBN governor spoke at the 2024 Rivers State Economic and Investment Summit at the Obi Wali International Conference Centre in Port Harcourt, the state capital on Thursday.

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