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

Muhammadu Sanusi II, recently reinstated as the Emir of Kano by Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf, has addressed the possibility of being dethroned by another government.

In an interview with The Sun, the former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor emphasized that his primary concern is preserving the over 1000-year-old heritage of the Kano Emirate, rather than the title itself.

“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,” Sanusi said.

"What I'll do if another government dethroned me" - Sanusi

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

“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.

He expressed gratitude for the recent actions taken by Governor Yusuf and the Kano State House of Assembly to restore and protect the integrity of the Emirate’s longstanding heritage.

“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,” he added.