The Emir of Kano in Nigeria, Sanusi Lamido II, has been dethroned. The state government
of Kano says it is over Muhammad Sanusi’s disrespect of the office of the governor & other
The decision is aimed at “safeguarding the sanctity, culture, religion & prestige of the Kano
This doesn’t mean good for the government of Kano neither the federal government of
We all know the person of Emir Sanusi as his engagement for change and reforms.
This is unfortunate to start with, Sanusi Lamido was once the Central Bank of Nigeria’s
governor, he spoke the truth and exposed Goodluck Ebele Jonathan administration.
When he was enthroned as the Emir of Kano, he exposes the weaknesses and corruption of
the Northern elites, injustice and negligence, yet he was dethroned by a Governor they
dethroned him but he is still the only Religious cum traditional leader of Northern Nigeria.
Many people have raised opinions about the situation of dethroning the Emir of Kano,
At first, the issue of the letter being rewritten was without letterhead which
brought a lot of disappointments in the hearts of Nigerians.
Also, many people believe history repeats itself. In 1963, Emir Sir Muhammadu Sanusi I
was dethroned as a result of the power struggle between him and Ahmadu Bello. 57 years later, his son Emir Sanusi Mohammed Sanusi II is dethroned by Governor Ganduje.
The Secretary to the State Government of Kano stated in the letter that the removal was
reached in order to safeguard the sanity, culture, tradition, religion and prestige of the
Kano Emirate built by their leaders’ thousands of years ago.
The Governor of Kano state urges the general public and entire populace to remain calm,
collected, law-abiding and go about their normal business while they wait for another
coronation and appointment of a new Emir of Kano Emirate.