Just In: Gov Yusuf To Present Letter Of Appointment To Sanusi Lamido As Emir Of Kano

The Kano State Governor, Abba Yusuf, is scheduled to present an appointment letter to Muhammadu Sanusi II, reinstating him as the 16th Emir of Kano.

The ceremony will take place today at 9 am at Africa House, within the premises of the Kano Government House.

This reinstatement comes four years after Sanusi was dethroned by former Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.

The governor also deposed five emirs appointed by Ganduje and gave them a 48-hour ultimatum to vacate their official residences and palaces.

He directed them to hand over all affairs to the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs.

Earlier, the Kano State House of Assembly had, on Thursday morning, passed a bill for the dissolution of the four additional emirates created by the immediate past administration of former Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and the removal of all five emirs.

The law, titled the Kano State Emirates Council (Amendment No.2) Law, 2024, scrapped the five emirates system and first-class emirs in Gaya, Rano, Karaye, and Bichi.

In a significant development in the ongoing saga surrounding the Kano State Emirate Council, a Federal High Court in Kano has issued an order stopping the Kano State Government from enforcing the Kano State Emirate Council Repeal Law. This order comes after Alhaji Aminu Babba Dan Agundi, the Sarkin Dawaki Babba of the Kano Emirate, filed an application seeking to halt the enforcement of the law.

The court’s ruling effectively pauses the reinstatement of Lamido Sanusi as the Emir of Kano, following his recent appointment by Governor Abba Yusuf. This decision also affects the dissolution of the four additional emirates created by former Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, which included the dismissal of the emirs of Gaya, Rano, Karaye, and Bichi.

Just In: Court Stops Sanusi Lamido’s Reinstatement As Kano Emir

Justice Mohammed Liman, who issued the order, instructed that all parties involved should maintain the status quo ante the passage and assent of the bill into law.

The court set a hearing for the fundamental rights application for June 3, 2024, at which time the constitutional and jurisdictional issues raised by the application will be addressed.

Additionally, the court granted an interim injunction preventing the enforcement of the repeal law by security agencies to maintain peace and security in the state.