Emir of Kano Muhammad Sanusi II dethroned, replaced by Aminu Ado Bayero Updated for 2021

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Updated: March 1, 2021

Kano state government has dethroned the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, over ‘disrespect’ to the office of the governor and other government agencies.

Secretary to the state government, Alhaji Usman Alhaji, made the announcement during the state executive council meeting, local media reported on Monday.

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In a statement circulated by local media, Alhaji Usman Alhaji said the removal was with immediate effect.

He said the emir’s action violated part 3 section A-E of Kano state law, leading to his removal. He said the removal was in line with consultation with relevant stakeholders.

He said the new Emir will soon be appointed, and urged Kano people to remain calm and go about their normal businesses.

Aminu Ado Bayero has been appointed as the new Emir of Kano. The appointment came just hours after Muhammed Sanusi II was dethroned by the Kano State Government.

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Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba covers the White House, the U.S. government, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions for Today News Africa in Washington D.C. Simon can be reached on simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

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