Kano State Governor, Abba Yusuf, on Thursday, May 23, reinstated former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Lamido Sanusi as the 14th Emir of Kano.

Sanusi was dethroned by the Abdullahi Ganduje-led administration after creating an additional four emirates.

Here are nine things to know about his reinstatement:

Former Governor Abdullahi Ganduje dethroned Sanusi in 2020

2. The Abdullahi Ganduje-led administration then created an additional four emirates

3. The Kano Assembly on Thursday dissolved all five emirate councils in the State, declaring Governor Abba Yusuf has the sole constitutional powers to appoint new emir(s).

4. Deputy Speaker Alhaji Muhammad Bello Butu explained that repealing the law would revive the lost glory of Kano as the division of Kano emirate to five reduced the capacity and dignity of the State at the national level.

5. Speaking to journalists, the majority leader explained that with the amendment of the law, all the five emirate councils were abolished while the commissioner for local governments would serve as the overseer.

6. Kano State Governor, Abba Yusuf, on Thursday, May 23, reinstated former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Lamido Sanusi as the 14th Emir of Kano.

7. Yusuf also dethroned Alh. Aminu Ado Bayero and four other first-class emirs in the state.

8. He gave the sacked monarchs 48 hours to hand over to the deputy governor and vacate the palaces.

9. Rivers state governor, Siminalayi Fubara, has congratulated His Royal Highness, Muhammad Sanusi II on his reinstatement as the 14th Emir of Kano.

 

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