The new Emir of Kano, Lamido Sanusi, was on Monday (May 9) turbaned and presented with a letter confirming his appointment by Governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso, at the Government House in Kano.
According to Premium Times,Mr. Kwankwaso Speaking at the occasion, said that the new Emir was appointed based on his sterling qualities and his lineage as a member of the royal family, as required by Kano traditions.
Your appointment into the exalted position of Emir of Kano was guided by our collective and careful judgment of your ability, credibility and capability to provide the required purposeful leadership to enhance the Emirate Council at this crucial period of our history as a state and as a nation, Mr. Kwankwaso said.
“The appointment of the Emir is not a political issue. However, we are aware that enemies of the state and of this government have politicised the appointment matter and disseminated misleading information in a cross section of the media, leading a political party to start congratulating one of the contenders for the exalted position before the official announcement.”