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Emir of Kano, Muhammad Lamido Sanusi, dethroned by state government

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    The Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II has been sacked by the State Government led by Abdullahi Ganduje.

    The Director-General, Media and Communications, Kano State Government, Salihu Yakasai, said this on his official Twitter handle, @Dawisu, on Monday. “The Kano State Executive Council has unanimously approved the dethronement of the Emir of Kamo Mallam Muhammad Sanusi II at a special sitting held today by the council,” he tweeted.

    The monarch has had a frosty relationship with the state government, especially the governor, Abdullahi Ganduje with the bad blood often spilling into the public domain.

    Efforts by northern governors and traditional rulers appeared to have failed.

    The Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Usman Alhaji, in a statement on Monday added, “This removal is made after due consultation with the relevant stakeholders and in compliance with Part 3 section 13 of the Kano State Emirate law 2019 and other reasons stated above.

    “The removal was reached to safeguard the sanctity, culture, tradition, religion and prestige of the Kano Emirate built over a thousand years.”

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