Gov Yusuf  sacks five Emirs, reinstates Lamido, Emir of Kano

Four years after he was deposed as Emir of Kano by the former Governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Ganduje, Kano State 

Governor,  Abba Yusuf has approved the reinstatement of Sanusi  Lamido Sanusi as Emir of Kano.
This followed Governor Yusuf ‘s signing of  the amended Kano State Emirates Council bill into law, on Thursday ,May 23.

The bill, which was passed by the Kano State House of Assembly a few hours earlier, dissolved the Emirate Council and sacked the five Emirs appointed by former Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.

The Governor  also approved the return of Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, former Kano Emir, who was deposed in 2020, to the seat.

Pix: Kano state Governor , Abdullahi


The abrogated Kano State Emirates Council Law 2019, signed by the then Governor Ganduje, had created five Emirates – Kano, Bichi, Rano, Gaya and Karaye.

Ganduje, in March 2020, dethroned Sanusi, citing insubordination.

He was replaced by Aminu Ado Bayero, who was transferred from Bichi Emirate, to Kano.

The new law states that all offices created under the repealed law have been dissolved, and district heads appointed or elevated under the law are to revert to their former positions..

Pix- Sanusi Lamido Sanusi

The Commissioner for Local Government shall oversee all transitional arrangements, including how to deal with the assets and liabilities of the abolished Emirates and the new structures created under the repealed Principal Law dated 5th December, 2019.

All the affected Emirs of the five Emirates have been directed to hand over properties in their possessions to the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs.

Author: Maureen Ikpeama

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