“What I’ll do if another government dethroned me” – Sanusi


Recently reinstated Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi Lamido Sanusi II has addressed the possibility of being dethroned by another government.

Speaking in an interview with The Sun, the former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor stressed that his major focus is preserving the over 1000-year-old heritage of the Kano Emirate, rather than the title itself.

He said:

“For me, even now that I am here, only God knows how long I will be here.

I can die tomorrow.

Another governor can come tomorrow and say that he has removed me.

It doesn’t matter.”

Reflecting on past issues with previous administrations in Kano State, Sanusi shares his concern over attempts to interfere with the traditional Emirate system.

His words:

“But I am happy if he does not touch the emirate.

I am happy that I will not leave a history that it was during my time that these 1000 years of history was destroyed.

“So, I am grateful to this government, grateful to this Assembly that they have corrected that, that we have the emirate restored to what it was and Insha’Allah that when I die or when I leave, the person who inherits will inherit what we had. It’s about the system, not about me or about any individual.”