Kano government: Reinstatement of Sanusi was done in best interest of state

The Kano state government has said Muhammadu Sanusi was reinstated as the Emir of Kano in the best interest Kano state.

In a statement issued by Kano state commissioner for information, Baba Dantiye said some political elements are using false statement to cause chaos in the state.

Sanusi was reinstated as Emir on Friday by Abba Yusuf, governor of Kano, at a colourful ceremony in the government house.

The Kano house of assembly repealed the law that Abdullahi Ganduje, the former governor of the state, used to depose and exile Sanusi in 2020.

Reacting to the development, Dantiye said media reports on the protest in the state were “grossly exaggerated”, noting that that there was no widespread protest.

“Contrary to media reports, there have been no widespread violent protests in Kano state,” the statement reads.

“While the government is aware of isolated incidents in few areas by a handful of small children and hired miscreants and thugs, these do not in any way reflect the overall situation.

“These hired unpatriotic individuals were only aiming to destabilize the state for the personal gain and selfish interests of their paymasters.

“The great majority of Kano state’s citizens have shown remarkable restraint and understanding of the sincere action of the state government.

“It also behoves to reiterate that the decision by the administration of Abba Kabir Yusuf to legally abrogate the emirates and reinstate the 14th Emir of Kano State was made after careful consideration of the best interests of the state.

“The move has been welcomed by a significant portion of the populace who understands and cherishes the long-term benefits of a unified emirate structure.”

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