Kano State Government under the leadership of Governor Ganduje has removed Muhammad Sanusi II as emir of Kano.
The state government also noted that it will announce a new emir to replace him.
Secretary to the Kano State Government, Usman Alhaji, announced the dethronement in a statement on Monday.
“The Emir of Kano is in total disrespect to lawful instruction from the office of the state Governor and other lawful authorities, including his persistent refusal to attend official meetings and program organised by the government without any lawful justification which amount to total insubordination,” the statement read.
“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 if left unchecked will destroy the good and established image of the Kano Emirate.
“This removal is made after due consultation with relevant stakeholders and in compliance with part 3 section of the Kano state emirate law 2019 and other reasons stated above.
“The removal was reached in order to safeguard sanctity, culture, tradition, religion and prestige of the Kano Emirate built over a thousand years,” the statement reads
Ganduje called 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.”