The former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, has emerged as the new Emir of Kano after the throne became vacant on Friday following the monarch’s death.
The Secretary to the Kano State Government, Rabiu Zakariya, announced the name of the new Emir on Sunday.
Kwankwaso had said yesterday at the Government House in the state capital, that the announcement will made today (Sunday), after the kingmakers of the Kano Emirate Council paid him a condolence visit.
“Insha Allah, by tomorrow (Sunday) those who are responsible to announce the new emir will do so,” the governor said yesterday.
The former monarch, Alhaji Ado Bayero, died on Friday and was buried the same day in accordance with Islamic rites with the Kano Emirate flag flown at half-mast.
Those in attendance during the prayers include the Vice President, Mr.Namadi Sambo, former military Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari, Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno and his Jigawa state counterpart, Sule Lamido. Also in attendance was the Sultan of Sokot,o Muhammed Sa’ad Abubakar III. However, the Kano state governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso, was absent during the burial.
Until his death, Ado Bayero, was the Chancellor of the University of Ibadan.
He was the 13th Emir of Kano from the Fulani dynasty and 56th ruler of Kano Emirate from the late Abdullahi Bayero House.
Ado Bayero is survived by four wives and about 62 children.
Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi (born 31 July 1961) was appointed Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria on 3 June 2009 and suspended from office by President Goodlluck Jonathan on 20 February 2014 due to FRC reports about reckless spending.
The global financial intelliegence magazine, The Banker, published by the Financial Times, has conferred on Sanusi two awards, the global award for Central Bank Governor of the Year, as well as for Central Bank Governor of the Year for Africa.
The TIME magazine also listed Sanusi in its TIMES 100 list of most influential people of 2011.