The Kaduna State Government has announced the appointment of the dethroned Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, into the board of Kaduna State Investment Promotion Agency (KADIPA).
Accordimg to Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai who made this announcement on Tuesday 10th March 2020, said “the appointment of the dethroned Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi, is with the hope that Kaduna State benefit from his profile, experience, intellect and networks, who before becoming Emir, had built a solid reputation in global financial circles. Kaduna is honoured to call on the services of a man of such calibre,”he said.
The former CBN Governor, Muhammadu Sanusi was dethroned on Monday by the Kano state government for what they call ‘disrespect’ to Governor Ganduje and other lawful authorities. He was then replaced by the Emir of Bichi, Aminu Ado Bayero as the new Emir of Kano.
Abba Anwar who is the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Kano State, in the statement released on Monday announcing the sacking of Muhammadu Sanusi, had said that Emir Sanusi Mohammadu Sanusi was dethroned on the premise of the:
“total disrespect to lawful instructions from the office of the State Governor and other lawful authorities, including his persistent refusal to attend official meetings and programmes organized by the Government without any lawful justification which amount to total insubordination,” the Secretary to the Kano State Government, Alhaji Usman Alhaji, among others, was why Kano Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II, is dethroned by the state government.
At a Council meeting, SSG said, in the presence of the Governor, His Deputy and all other Council members, that “The Kano State Executive Council under the Chairmanship of His Excellency the Governor of Kano State Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje OFR, has unanimously approved the immediate removal/dethronement of the Emir of Kano Emirate Muhammad Sanusi II.”
He further explained that, “It is on record and in so many instances Malam Muhammadu Sanusi II has been found breaching Part 3 Section 13 (a – e) of the Kano State Emirate Law 2019 and which if left unchecked will destroy the good and established image of the Kano Emirate.”
The removal, he disclosed, was made after due consultation with the relevant stakeholders and in compliance with Part 3 Section 13 of the Kano State Emirate Law 2019 among others.
Adding that the removal was done to safeguard the sanctity, culture, tradition and prestige of the Kano Emirate built over a thousand years. “His Excellency Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje OFR calls on the general public to remain calm, law-abiding and to go about their normal businesses. While a new Emir of Kano Emirate will soon be appointed, ” he had said.
Congratulations to Sanusi for his new appointment!