Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Sanusi: Nasarawa governor meets Buhari behind closed-door


Rayyan Alhassan
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Rayyan Alhassan is a 30-year-old graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or www.facebook.com/RayyanAlhassan, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday morning had a closed-door meeting with the Nasarawa Governor, Abdullahi Sule, at State House, Abuja.

Although the agenda of the meeting was not yet clear, but it was however gathered that that the meeting might not be unconnected with the deposed Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, who was banished to his state.

The meeting held briefly before the President entered the Executive Council Chambers for the week’s Federal Execute Council, FEC, meeting.

On Monday, the Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State had dethroned the emir over alleged violation of culture and traditions of the state.

Consequently, the monarch was banished to Nasarawa State where is expected to spend the rest of his life.

Recall that hours after Mr Sanusi’s removal, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje approved the appointment of Aminu Ado Bayero as the new emir.

Announcing the new emir at the government house on Monday, in the presence of the four kingmakers,

The Secretary to the State Government, Usman Alhaji, said the appointment was after the state Executive Council resolution.

The SSG said: “Following the resolution of the state executive Council at its emergency council meeting, I have been directed by his Excellency, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, based on the provision of section 11 (1)  of the Kano State Emirate Law 2019. Based on the recommendation of the executive council.

“I hereby announcing Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, the former emir of Bichi as the new emir of Kano.”

Speaking with newsmen, the first-class traditional ruler confirmed the arrival of dethroned Emir into his palace around 3 a.m on Tuesday.

He, however, said that the public, including the press, would not be allowed to see or interview the dethroned emir.

“Yes, Emir Sanusi is in my palace. He arrived this morning around 3 a.m., but no one will be allowed to speak with him,” he said.

After spending a day in Loko village, Mr Sanusi was then transferred to Awe local government area of Nasarawa State.

DAILY NIGERIAN gathered that prominent personalities, including Aliko Dangote, might have influenced the transfer, following concerns raised over the inaccessibility of the present village the emir had been banished to.

It was gathered that Awe is better than Loko village in terms of amenities.

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