Deposed Emir Sanusi Set To Return To The Coveted Throne.

By George Ozalla

There is a clear cut signal that the former Central Bank Governor, Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Sanusi might be on his was back as Emir of Kano as the State House of Assembly has passed the Kano Emirates Council Law (Repeal Bill) 2024 after it successfully scaled its third reading.

This new legislation effectively abrogates the establishment of the five additional emirates created in the state.

The repealed law, which initially established five distinct emirates—Kano, Bichi, Rano, Gaya, and Karaye—has now been set aside, with all offices and district head elevations or appointments under it being reverted to status quo.

Sponsored by the Majority Leader, Lawan Hussaini Chediyar Yan Gurasa, representing the Dala Constituency, the new bill annuls the changes made by the previous administration.

Ex-Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje had first signed the law creating the new emirates on December 5, 2019, with subsequent amendments on October 14, 2020, and April 11, 2023.

The original law allocated jurisdiction over various local government areas to each of the five emirates.

After the deposition of Emir Muhammadu Sanusi on March 9, 2020, the law was further amended to designate the Emir of Kano as the chairman of the council.

Additionally, Section 12 of the law allowed the governor to grade the office of an emir as first, second, or third class, subject to the approval of the House of Assembly.

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