Influential Nigerian Traditional Ruler Dethroned

Influential Nigerian Traditional Ruler Dethroned
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The Story Of Nigerian Traditional Ruler

Nigerian traditional ruler, Lamido Sanusi was born on 31st July 1961. He is recognized as the 14th Emir Kano from a certain clan called the Fulani Sullubawa. He came to power in the year 2014 after the death of Ado Bayero, his granduncle.

Earlier this week he was removed from his position by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje. The two parties were in disagreement because Sanusi was supporting the opposition in a previous election.

Ganduje won the re-elections, and he gave an order of forming 4 new emirates in Kano. The reason for this formation was to reduce Lamido’s influence, power and control in the area.

Sanusi was a great economist and a banker. He served as chief in the central bank of Nigeria for about 5 years or so. While working there Sanusi earned a great reputation since he was the peoples’ voice.

However, a misfortune came upon him in 2014, he was sacked by President Jonathan. The issue that followed was that he accused the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation of not paying the state coffers a very huge amount of money ($20 billion).

The Education Background Of Lamido

Sanusi graduated in 1977. He schooled at King’s College which is located in Lagos, the capital of Nigeria.

He was an economist since he received an achievement by getting an authentic degree in economics in the year of 1981. This took place while he studied at Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria.

He never stopped his success from there since he continued with his education in 1983 where he got a master’s degree in economics.

Emirs of Kano In The Government of Northern Nigeria

There were very many emirs of Kano but they were from different regions. The following are the Emirs of Kano from the region of Northern Nigeria: Abdullahi Bayero Dan Abbas was in power for 27 years from 1926-1953, Muhammadu Sanusi I Dan Bayero was in position for only 9 years as he ruled from 1954 to 1963.

The other four people were Muhammad Inuwa Abbas who ruled for the shortest time of only 3 months, Ado Bayero Dan Abdu ruled from the year of 1963 to 2014.

From 2014 to 2020 Lamido was in power but he has been removed from power as plans to replace him are still ongoing.

The Removal Of Lamido From Power

The influential Islamic traditional ruler was removed from power earlier this week on Monday. The disagreements with the authorities were one of the drivers that made him lose his position.

He was also accused of not respecting and following the laws as he is expected to. There were other allegations that he misused the funds he was allocated to by the state government.

Sanusi was escorted out of the city and was taken to Nasawara state under heavy security.

The emirs in Nigeria have no political influence however the leaders who take part in the elections heavily rely on them to mobilize the citizens. The government supports them by giving them funds.

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