Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II has been dethroned by the Kano State Executive Council over his actions that is said to be total disrespect to lawful instructions from the office of the State Governor and other lawful authorities.

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Sanusi’s dethronement was announced on Monday and the Secretary to the State Government, Usman Alhaji revealed that the appointment of a new Emir will follow soon.

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The Secretary, shortly after a special council meeting, stressed that all reports were considered before the approval was made.

Alhaji said: “The Emir of Kano is in total disrespect to lawful instructions from the office of the State Governor and other lawful authorities, including his persistent refusal to attend official meetings and programmes organised by the Government without any lawful justification which amount to total insubordination.

“It is on record and in so many instances Malam Muhammad Sanusi 11 has been found breaching part 3 section (a-e) of Kano State Emirate law 2019 and which if left unchecked will destroy the good and established image of Kano Emirates.

“This removal is made after due consultation with the relevant stakeholders and in compliance with part 3 of section13 of the Kano State Emirate law 2019 and other reasons stated above.

“Sanusi’s removal was reached in order to safeguard the sanctity, culture, tradition, religion and prestige of kano Emirate built over a thousand years ago.

“The Governor calls on the general public to remain calm, law-abiding and go about their businesses without fear; while a new Emir of Kano Emirate will soon be appointed’, he added.