Breaking news: A new law has been passed that reinstates Sanusi as the Emir of Kano and dethrones Bayero and four others


The Kano State Emirate Council Law 2024, which was passed by the Kano State House of Assembly on Thursday, May 23, resulted in the removal of Alh. Aminu Ado Bayero from his position as Emir of Kano.
A law has been passed acknowledging Lamido Sanusi, the former CBN governor, as the Emir of Kano.

Sanusi’s portrait now proudly hangs on the grand wall of the Coronation Hall of Government House in Kano, symbolizing his triumphant return to the palace. Meanwhile, the portrait of Aminu Bayero has been respectfully taken down.

The House of Assembly recently passed an amendment to the Kano State Emirates Council Law 2024 (1441 A.H.), setting the stage for Sanusi’s official reinstallation.

The individuals who held traditional office or titles under the previous law, dated December 5, 2019, will return to their previous positions as recognized by custom and tradition before the enactment of that law.

The amended law of 2024 states that the Commissioner in Charge of Local Government will oversee all transitional arrangements, including the management of assets and liabilities related to the abolished emirates and the new structure established under the repealed principal law dated December 5, 2019.

The new law states that the governor is required to take all necessary actions to reinstate the Kano Emirate System to its previous status before the enactment of the repealed principal law on December 5th, 2019.

Governor Abba Yusuf is anticipated to grant consent to the proposed amendment law on Thursday, followed by official announcements.

According to reports, Aminu Bayero left the palace in Kano and is currently in Ilorin after fleeing to Ijebu on Wednesday, May 22.

According to another source, the Abba Yusuf administration has already appointed Sanusi as the Emir of Kano.

Sanusi, who assumed the role of emir during Kwankwaso’s last term as governor, was later removed from his position by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, who had previously served as deputy governor during Sanusi’s installation.

Sanusi, the 14th emir of Kano, was removed on March 9, 2020, and sent to Loko, a remote community in Nasarawa State, as a form of banishment from Kano. An investigation was conducted into the expenses of the Kano emirate during his tenure.

The Ganduje administration expanded the number of emirates to five, including Bichi, Karaye, Rano, Gaya, and Kano, all with First Class Emirs.

On Thursday, the state assembly “abolished” all the new emirates that were created by ex-governor Ganduje.

As of the time of filing this report, Governor Abba Yusuf has not made an official announcement.