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Emir of Kano, Sanusi strips Ado Bayero’s son of title for refusing to pay homage


His Royal Highness, Muhammad Sanusi II, on Wednesday, October 28, relieved the Ciroma of Kano, Alhaji Lamido Sanusi Ado Bayero, of his traditional duty as Ciroman Kano.

Following the removal, the emir appointed Alhaji Nasiru Ado Bayero, the dethroned Ciroma’s younger brother, as the new Ciroman Kano.

He was, until this appointment, the Turakin Kano.

A press release made available in Kano and signed by the senior counsellor in the emirate, the Galadima of Kano, Alhaji Abbas Sanusi, stated that Ciroma Lamido Sanusi was relieved of his position due to his refusal to show loyalty to the present Kano emir, Muhammad Sanusi II.

It explained that it was the tradition of the emirate and that of Islamic teaching that whoever Allah has bestowed with a leadership position, it was mandatory on all to pay homage in acceptance of the will of Allah.

It stated further that it had been the tradition of the Kano emirate that every traditional title holder must show loyalty to the chosen even if it is against one’s wishes.

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“Paying homage by any traditional title holder is a must and whoever disobeys, it is the prerogative of the emir to dethrone him and appoint a replacement from among the loyal members of the emirate,” the release said.

It explained that since June 8, 2014, when Allah chose Muhammad Sanusi II as the 47th Kano emir, all other traditional title holders have been showing loyalty and respect.

The statement noted that following the Ciroma Lamido Sanusi Ado Bayero’s refusal to show loyalty as a senior member in the emirate and his abandonment of his duty as district head of Gwale local government area, the Kano emirate has relieved him of his post.

“All of the district heads of Kano Emirate accepted the newly appointed emir of Kano as it is stated in the Sharia and Hausa culture but Ciroman Kano refused to pay homage as the district head of Gwale and also a leader in the emirate.”

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