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Sanusi Lamido Sanusi

Kano state government has announced the name of Sanusi Lamidu Sanusi as the new Emir of Kano state. He succeeds Alhaji Ado Bayero who died on Friday after spending 51 years on the throne.

Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Rabiu Sulaiman Bichi who made the announcement at Kano Government House today, Sunday, disclosed that the government chose his name out of three names forwarded by Kano Kingmakers.

“Under state customary, the king makers comprising the Madaki, Sarkin Bai, Makaman and Sarkin Dawaki Maituta had sat down and forwarded three names to the government to choose the one that will succeed the Late Emir Ado Abdullahi Bayero.

“Out of these three names the government has approved Sanusi Lamidu Sanusi, the Dan Majen Kano and former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, as the new emir of Kano,” the SSG concluded.

Halilu Ibrahim Dantiye, fnge, mni
Director of Press and Public Relations
to the Executive Governor of Kano state
8/6/2014

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