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Sanusi Reinstated as Emir of Kano, Emirs Given 48 Hours to Vacate Palaces

Sanusi Reinstated as Emir of Kano, Emirs Given 48 Hours to Vacate Palaces
Sanusi Reinstated as Emir of Kano, Emirs Given 48 Hours to Vacate Palaces

TOUCHAHEART – Kano State Governor Abba Yusuf has reinstated Muhammad Sanusi II as the new Emir of Kano, four years after his dethronement.

Sanusi’s reinstatement was announced shortly after Governor Yusuf signed the new Kano Emirate bill (2024) into law.

Emirs Given 48 Hours to Vacate Palaces

The governor also ordered Aminu Ado Bayero, his brother Nasiru Ado Bayero, and three other former first-class monarchs to vacate their palaces and hand over all emirate’s property to the office of the Commissioner for Local Government within 48 hours.

The Kano House of Assembly passed a new law that abolished the five emirates established by former Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje .

The assembly’s move to repeal the law was executed under tight security and led by Speaker Jibril Falgore.

READ MORE: Kano Assembly Dissolve 4 New Emirates Created by Ganduje

Reasons for the Repeal

Deputy Speaker Muhammad Butu-Butu stated that the repeal aims to restore Kano’s lost glory, arguing that dividing the Kano Emirate into five reduced its capacity and dignity.

Majority Leader Lawan Hussaini supported this view, emphasizing that the additional emirates distorted the cultural heritage of Kano.

However, opposition members, led by Minority Whip Ayuba Labaran (Kabo-APC), opposed the repeal, claiming selfish interests drove it.

Labaran argued that creating the emirates under Ganduje’s administration fostered unity and development, bringing socio-economic benefits to the region.

Transition Period

Governor Yusuf called for peace and harmony during this transition period.

He instructed the deposed emirs to hand over all official items to the Deputy Governor, who also serves as the Commissioner for Local Governments and Chieftaincy Affairs.

Sanusi II is expected to make a grand return to Kano on Friday.

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