Why I Reinstated Lamido Sanusi As Emir of Kano, Governor Yusuf Opens Up

Why I Reinstated Lamido Sanusi As Emir of Kano, Governor Yusuf Opens Up

  • Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf, on Thursday, May 23, removed Aminu Ado Bayero as the Emir of Kano and reinstated Sanusi Lamido Sanusi
  • This happened after the Kano State House of Assembly, on Thursday, dethroned the five emirs and abolished the five emirates in the state
  • Governor Yusuf also gave the sacked emirs 48 hours to vacate all official residences and hand over former emirate properties to the commissioner of local governments

Legit.ng journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

Governor Abba Yusuf of Kano state explained that the reinstatement of the deposed Emir of Kano, Lamido Sanusi, was a fulfilment of a campaign promise.

Kano gov Yusuf speaks on Sanusi's reappointment
Governor Abba Yusuf reinstated the deposed Emir of Kano Sanusi and noted it was a fulfilment of his campaign promise. Photo credit: Abba Kabir Yusuf, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi
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Legit.ng reported that on Thursday, May 23, Yusuf signed the bill repealing the State Emirate Council Law 2019, which gave the state five emirate councils.

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The state House of Assembly passed the bill for the dissolution of the four additional emirates created by the immediate past administration of former Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and the removal of all five emirs.

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The governor signed the bill at the Government House on the same day it was passed by the state lawmakers.

Why five Kano emirs were sacked

According to his spokesperson, Sanusi Bature, the governor said the new law provided for the reinstatement of Lamido as Emir of Kano and the removal of all the five emirs in all the five emirates.

As reported by PremiumTimes, Governor Yusuf added that it was also part of his campaign commitment to residents of the state.

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BREAKING: Kano Gov Yusuf orders sacked emirs to vacate palace, hand over within 48 hours

“I want to inform the good people of Kano that today, we reappointed Sanusi Lamido Aminu Sanusi popularly known as Muhammadu Sanusi the II as the 16th Emir of Kano while the five former emirs are expected to vacate the palaces within 48 hours.
“The former emirs are to handover all properties in their possession to the Commissioner for Local Government who doubles as the state Deputy Governor.
“Under the new Kano Emirate Repeal law 2024, Kano state is now under one emirate,” the statement said.

Interestingly, the governor of Kano state gave the sacked emirs 48 hours to vacate all official residences and hand over former emirate properties to the commissioner of local governments, who also serves as state deputy governor and vacate their palace within two days.

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Legit.ng earlier reported that Sanusi II was at the ongoing Rivers State Economic and Investment Summit in Port-Harcourt when the news of his reported reinstatement as Emir of Kano broke.

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Sanusi was said to have hurriedly left the investment summit immediately after his speech on Thursday, May 23.

Governor Siminalayi Fubara congratulated Sanusi II on his reported reinstatement as the Emir of Kano.

Proofreading by Nkem Ikeke, journalist and copy editor at Legit.ng.

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Esther Odili (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Esther Odili is a journalist and a Politics/Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng with 6+ years of experience. Before joining Legit.ng, Esther has worked with other reputable media houses, such as the New Telegraph newspaper and Galaxy Television. She Holds OND and HND in Mass Communication from NIJ, where she was recognized as the best student in print journalism in 2018. Email: esther.odili@corp.legit.ng.

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