MuhammaduSanusi II has been deposed as the Emir of Kano. This was announced at a special sitting of the Kano State Executive Council chaired by AbdullahiGanduje, the governor. UsmanAlhaji, Secretary to the State Government while briefing newsmen confirmed that the removal is with immediate effect. He stated that Sanusi's removal was in line with "consultation with relevant stakeholders".
The press release read: "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 organized by the Government without lawful justification which amount to total insubordination.
It is on record and in so many instances Malam Muhammad Sanusi II has been found breaching part 3 section (a - e) of the Kano State Emirate Law 2019 and other reasons stated above.
The removal was reached to safeguard the sanctity, culture, tradition religion and prestige of the Kano Emirate built over a thousand years. His Excellency Dr AbdullahiUmarGandujeOFR calls on the general public to remain calm, law-abiding and go about their normal businesses. while a new Emir of Kano Emirate will soon be appointed."