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Emir Sanusi Holds Maiden Palace Court, As 40 Council Members Pledge Allegiance


The 16th Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammadu Sanusi II, on Sunday, presided over the first emirate council meeting of district heads and senior traditional council members at the Gidan Rumfa palace.

The former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) finally assumed the superior responsibility of the emirate by presiding over the maiden edition of the expanded council meeting after his reinstatement on Friday by Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf.


With no fewer than 40 district heads and significant figures among the senior council members renewing their allegiance to the new emir, the raging tension around the emirship in the state has finally fizzled out.

Upon taking up residence in the palace, 40 district heads and council members prostrated themselves before him, signifying their official endorsement of his position as the rightful Emir of Kano.


Notable among those that paid homage were the five kingmakers, including Madaki, Wali, Makama, Sarkin Bai, and Sarkin Dawaki Mai tuta.


Others included Waziri, Turaki, Sarkin Shanu, Danburan, Dan İsa, Dan Lawan Dan Amar Magajin Gari, Dan Majen, Dan Kade, Matawalle, Sarkin Fulanin Jaidanawa, Magajin Malam, Dokaji, and Dandarman Kano.

The remaining were Marafa, Dallatu, Magajin Rafi, Sarkin Fada, Bunun, Baura, Dan Madamin, Dan Galadima, Talba, San Turaki, Dangoriba, Dan Maliki, Falaki, Yarima, Baraya, Zanna, Yan Daka, Fagaci, Dan Masani, and Wakilin Barden Kano.


The emir subsequently met with several interest groups, including the vigilante, women organizations, private individuals and well-wishers who had gathered at the palace to show their respects and loyalty.


Prior to the council meeting, Emir Sanusi, who was greeted with admiration and jubilation, emerged in ground style on white royal horse from his inner palace in the famous Gidan Rumfa, acknowledging warm greetings from his subjects.

Emir Sunusi reclaimed his position as Emir on Thursday following the assent of the repealed law by Governor Yusuf.


The new law overruled the 2019 version, which divided the Kano emirate into five distinct regions and was used as the basis for removing Sanusi as Emir of Kano.

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