Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero has been named as the new Emir of Kano by the Kano state government.
Bayero is the son of late Emir Ado Bayero.
He replaced Muhammad Sanusi II, who was dethroned and banished to Nasarawa today.
In a statement released by the Secretary to the State Government, Usman Alhaji, Sanusi was dethrone over alleged insubordination, refusal to attend official meetings and breach of Kano Emirate Law.
The statement read,
“The Kano State Executive Council under the Chairmanship of his Excellency, the Governor of Kano State, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje, has unanimously approved the immediate removal/dethronement of the Emir of Kano Emirate Muhammad Sanusi II.
“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 organised by the Government without any lawful justification which amounts to total insubordination.
“It is on record and in so many instances Malam Muhammad Sanusi II has been found breaching part 3 Section 13 (a-e) of the Kano State Emirate Law 2019 and which if left unchecked will destroy the good and established image of Kano Emirate.
“This removal is made after due consultation with the relevant stakeholders and in compliance with Part 3 Section 13 of the Kano State Emirate Law 2019 and other reasons stated above.
“The removal was reached in order to safeguard the sanctity, culture, tradition, religion, and prestige of the Kano Emirate built over a thousand years.”
“A new Emir of Kano will soon be appointed,”