BREAKING: Governor Ganduje Dethrones Emir Sanusi Lamido Of Kano

BREAKING: Governor Ganduje Dethrones Emir Sanusi Lamido Of Kano

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Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II at his coronation in 2014
Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II at his coronation in 2014

Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammadu Sanusi ll has been dethroned over disrespect to the office of the governor and other government agencies.

In a statement, on Monday, March 9, 2020, the secretary to the state government, Usman Alhaji, said the removal was with immediate effect.

The emir’s action violated the part 3 section A-E of Kano state law, hence the removal. He said the removal was in line with consultation with relevant stakeholders.

He said a new emir would be announced in due course.

He urged Kano people to remain calm and go about their normal businesses.

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