One of Nigeria’s most compelling Muslim traditional leaders, who is the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has been expelled from his position of authority. This news has come as a shock to numerous people but Nigerians themselves thinks it’s a move in a right way, on the grounds that the former Emir showed disrespectfulness to the authorities in the northern province of Kano.
Muhammadu Sanusi II who is a former Governor of Nigeria’s national bank has had a horrible relations with the current Kano Governor Abdullahi Ganduje since 2017. And as per some supporters of the former Governor, he was sacked for restricting Mr Ganduje’s re-appointment a year ago. Traditional leaders in Nigeria hold constitutional powers yet can apply noteworthy impact as they are viewed as overseers of both religion and custom.
Muhammadu Sanusi II was constantly known to be contradicting any off-base activities of some government policies. Along these lines, he was viewed as the adversary of the ruling government, thus his ousting.
The former Emir of Kano has hereafter been pushed away from the Palace by security powers. Concurring sources, Mr. Sanusi has been whisked away to an obscure spot but by tradition, he will be relied upon to live in a state of banishment outside the emirate for his entire life.
As at now, Aminu Ado Bayero, the child of Mr Sanusi’s predecessor who managed Kano for the greater part a century until his demise in 2014, has been picked as the new emir by the local authorities.
Huge number of people are asking what his wrongdoing was before his deposing but as indicated by the ruling government, he was expelled from his position to shield the sacredness, culture, tradition, religion and distinction of the Kano emirate.
The government says Mr. Sanusi is ill bred to both the Emir and the government’s office. They further said since the emir and senator dropped out, Muhammadu Sanusi II has never attended State functions and official meetings, which the administration said added up to defiance.
Besides, his refusal to show up before a board investigating charges of corruption against him additionally didn’t go down well with the officials. He is blamed for selling property and botching reserves but he secured a court order halting the probe.
After the 2019’s political race, Mr Ganduje, who is an amazing figure inside Nigeria’s government- All Progressives Congress (APC) party, split the Kano emirate into five and named four additional emirs – to debilitate Mr Sanusi’s impact.
Muhammadu Sanusi II was the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria in 2009 and was sacked in 2014 in the wake of uncovering that money worth $20bn in oil income had disappeared. Interestingly, TIME magazine named him in its list of influential individuals in 2011. In 2013, he was honored with a special award at the Global Islamic Finance Awards for his role in promoting Islamic banking and finance in Nigeria