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Sacked Kano Emir Back on the Throne After 4 Years

Muhammadu Sanusi II has been reinstated as the Emir of Kano, marking a significant chapter in the history of the ancient city. This development follows the Kano State House of Assembly’s decision on Thursday to dissolve the five emirates created in 2019.

Sanusi’s dethronement in 2020 by former Governor Ganduje cast a shadow over Kano. Many viewed it as a politically motivated act due to Sanusi’s outspoken criticisms of Ganduje’s government. The subsequent creation of five new emirates further fractured the traditional power structure.

The Kano State Emirates Council Amendment Bill, passed on Thursday, repealed the 2019 law establishing the new emirates. This paved the way for Sanusi’s return, with Governor Abba Yusuf announcing his official reinstatement shortly after signing the bill.

“With the full support of the kingmakers,” Governor Yusuf declared at the Kano State Government House, “I have approved the reappointment of Mallam Sanusi Lamido.” The announcement was met with cheers from government officials and reporters gathered for the occasion.

The deposed emirs of the five emirates were given 48 hours to vacate their thrones as the new law dissolved all offices created under the repealed law, effectively reuniting the Kano Emirate.

—Ezinwanne Onwuka reports for TruthNigeria from Abuja.

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