Owing to his inability to gain access to the palace which has been cordoned off by the police, the new Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, has been forced to rule over his subjects from Naseer House which is situated inside the Government House, Kano.
Also, the chairman of the four kingmakers who is the Madakin Kano, Alhaji Yusuf Nabahani, has presented Sanusi with the traditional regalia and instrument of office for his coronation ceremony at Naseer House.
The ancestral traditional regalia, among others, comprises the Holy Qur’an, the twin spears, Tagwayen masu (sword), Emir Dabo’s hat and a pair of ostrich plumage shoes, which he would adorn as emir.
Sanusi was also busy receiving visitors at the Government House and had so far received prominent dignitaries like the Adamawa State Governor, Murtala Nyako, Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State and business mogul, Alhaji Aliko Dangote among others.
THISDAY further observed that for the third day, the emir’s palace had remained under lock and key by security agents, aimed at keeping trouble makers at bay and maintain law and order.
It was also observed that a hovering helicopter of the Nigerian Air force was seeing around the city and the palace, while residents in the emir’s palace also revealed that security had been increased around the palace.
Our source in the Emirate council also revealed that the family of the late emir, Ado Bayero, was yet to pay a homage visit to the new emir as part of the tradition to declare their loyalty to him.
The new emir, who is spending the night at the Government House along with his guards, was said to have been busy holding meetings with the business community in the state who are paying him homage.
Though the official day of the coronation ceremony of the new emir is yet to be known by the people, sources revealed that it would hold at the emir’s palace at a date to be announced later by either the new emir or the state government.