BREAKING: New law reinstates Sanusi as Emir of Kano, dethrones Bayero, four others


The proposed Kano State Emirate Council Law 2024 passed by the Kano State House of Assembly on Thursday, May 23, technically dethroned Alh. Aminu Ado Bayero as Emir of Kano.
The law recognised former CBN governor, Lamido Sanusi as the Emir of Kano.

Sanusi’s portrait has since been adorning the giant wall of the Coronation Hall of Government House, Kano, while that of Aminu Bayero was since removed in a fashion that signalled Sanusi’s return to the palace.

A prelude to Sanusi’s official reinstallation was the amendment of the Kano State Emirates Council Law 2024 (1441 A.H) by the House of Assembly after the bill scaled third reading on Thursday.

“All traditional office holders and title holders elevated or appointed to an office created under the repealed Principal law, dated 5th December 2019 shall revert to their position where such positions previously existed under recognised custom and traditions prior to the enactment of the repealed Principal Law dated 5th December 2019.

“The Commissioner responsible for Local Government shall oversee all transitional arrangements including how best to deal with assets and liabilities of the abolished emirates and new structure created under the repealed Principal Law dated 5th December 2019,” said the amended law 2024.

According to the new law, “The governor shall take all necessary measures to restore the status of the Kano Emirate System to its positions prior to the enactment of the repealed Principal Law dated 5th December 2019.”

Governor Abba Yusuf is expected to give assent to the proposed (amendment) law on Thursday before making announcements.

Aminu Bayero reportedly on Wednesday, May 22, fled the palace and Kano to Ijebu and is presently in Ilorin.

Another source said Sanusi’s appointment as Emir of Kano by the Abba Yusuf administration has already been written.

Sanusi, who became emir in the final term of Kwankwaso as governor, was dethroned by outgoing Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, who was deputy governor at the time the monarch was installed.

Sanusi, the 14th emir of Kano, was removed on March 9, 2020, banished from Kano and sent to Loko, a remote community in Nasarawa State. The expenses of the Kano emirate under him were probed.

The Ganduje administration also added four new emirates to make it five: Bichi, Karaye, Rano, Gaya, and Kano all as First Class Emirs.

The present state Assembly however on Thursday “abolished” all the new emirates created by ex-governor Ganduje.

Governor Abba Yusuf has yet to make an official announcement as of the time of filing this report.

Mike Ojo

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