By Sulaimon Sheriff

Former central bank governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi II, has been reinstated as the Emir of Kano, according to The Click News.

This decision follows the Kano State House of Assembly’s resolution to dethrone the current Emir and dissolve the four new Emirates established under a controversial 2019 law.

While the official announcement is pending, The Click News has reliable information that Sanusi II’s reinstatement is imminent, with his arrival in Kano expected on Friday.

Credible sources indicate, “With the passage of the Bill, Sanusi is automatically reinstated. No confirmation is needed; the next step is for the Governor to assent to it.”

The previous restructuring of the Kano Emirate was seen as a political move to reduce the influence of then-Emir Sanusi II, a vocal critic of former Governor Abdullahi Ganduje’s administration.

The creation of new emirates had fragmented the authority of the old Kano Emirate Council, diluting its power and influence.

The Majority Leader of the Kano State House of Assembly, Lawan Hussaini Chediyar Yan Gurasa, who sponsored the Amendment Bill, told journalists after Thursday’s session, “The bill has been sent to the Governor for assent. Currently, there is no active Emir in any of the five Emirates: Kano, Bichi, Gaya, Rano, and Karaye. The law now allows the Governor to call on the traditional kingmakers to choose a new king.”

Our correspondent also reports that all district heads elevated or appointed under the repealed law are to revert to their previous positions.