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Lamido Sanusi

Governor Abba Yusuf of Kano State on Thursday, May 23,2024 signed the amended Kano State Emirates Council bill into law.

The bill, which was passed by the Kano State House of Assembly few hours earlier, dissolved the Emirate Council and sacked the five Emirs appointed by former Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.

Yusuf also approved the return of Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, former Kano Emir, who was deposed in 2020, to the seat.

“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,” the governor stated.

Kano Assembly dissolves 5 emirate councils

Sanusi is a former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.

The abrogated Kano State Emirates Council Law 2019 signed by the then-Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, had created five Emirates – Kano, Bichi, Rano, Gaya and Karaye.

The state government, on March 9, 2020, dethroned Sanusi, citing insubordination.

He was replaced by Aminu Ado Bayero, who was transferred from Bichi Emirate, to Kano.

The new law states that all offices created under the repealed law have been dissolved, and district heads appointed or elevated under the law are to revert to their former positions.

The Commissioner for Local Government shall oversee all transitional arrangements, including how to deal with the assets and liabilities of the abolished Emirates and the new structures created under the repealed Principal Law dated 5th December, 2019.

Similarly, all the affected Emirs of the five Emirates have been directed to handover properties in their possessions to the Commissioner of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs.

The Star



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