NEW – Abba Yusuf approves reinstatement of Sanusi ii as Emir of Kano

Written by on May 23, 2024

It is official as Muhammadu Sanusi II, deposed as the Emir of Kano four years ago, has been reinstated to the throne by Kano State Governor, Abba Yusuf.


Yusuf announced the decision on Thursday after signing the Kano State Emirate Council (Repeal) Bill 2024 into law.

“With the full support of the kingmakers, I have approved the reappointment of Malam Sanusi Lamido,” Abba said.


The new law replaces the Kano State Emirates Council Law, 2019, and dissolves the emirate councils created by former Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.


By the law, Ganduje had created the emirates of  Karaye, Bichi, Rano, and Gaya, in addition to Kano in December 2019, and also dethroned  Sanusi II after a long-running dispute in March 2020.


You will recall that Earlier today, Thursday, the state assembly had passed the repeal into law during plenary .

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