Why I Visited Kano –Dethroned Emir Sanusi Lamido

Dethroned Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi Ii, has clarified that he was in transit through Kano to Dutse, Jigawa State when he was persuaded to visit his mother.

The Emir said bad flying weather prevented him from proceeding on his trip to Dutse as the Aircraft landed in Kano to ensure the safety of passengers.

In his words, the Sanusi said, “I couldn’t go directly to Jigawa State because of bad weather and as I touched down in Kano, hundreds of people stormed us and asked me to at least go and greet my mother which I did”.

He, however, reminded that as a citizen he has the right to go anywhere he so wishes, clarifying that there is a court judgement that allows him visit any state of his choice.


This is the first time the dethroned Emir will be in Kano, three years after he was deposed by Governor Ganduje following a serious misunderstanding.

The 14th Fulani Emir of Kano said he met so many well-wishers at his mother’s home along Ibrahim Dabo Road, where they prayed for him, some with tears of love.

After his deposition on March 9, 2020, on allegations of insubordination, the former Emir was “banished” by the Governor of Kano, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje to Awe in Nasarrawa State, an action that a Federal High Court in Abuja declared as illegal, unlawful and unconstitutional.

He has since returned to Abuja after the memorable visit that brought some Kano roads to a standstill.


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