Reinstated Emir of Kano, Sanusi II back in the palace

The reinstated Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, returned to the Palace in the early hours of Saturday

The reinstated Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, returned to the Palace in the early hours of Saturday. 

The Kano State Emirates Council (Amendment Number 2) Law, 2024, had on Thursday received the assent of Governor Abba Yusuf. 

The five emirate councils established in the State—Kano, Bichi, Rano, Karaye and Gaya—were eliminated by the modified law.


The Governor signed the bill into law in the presence of his Deputy Aminu Abdulsalam, Speaker, Isma’il Falgore and the SSG, Abdullahi Bichi.

Following the signing, the Governor announced Emir Sanusi ll’s return. Sanusi ll was removed from office in 2020 by former Governor Umar Ganduje. 

During a ceremony to accept Governor Yusuf’s appointment letter, Emir Sanusi declared that being reinstated was a divine blessing.

“The Arabians used to say that in everything we witness, there is a lesson that shows us that God is there. Whatever happens to an individual is preordained by Allah, and for those who are sensible enough, it’s a lesson. God is one, and whatever He does, nobody can change, and what He doesn’t do, nobody can,” he said at the Government House in Kano on Friday just after he got the letter.

“About 10 years ago, in this same place, former Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso gave me my appointment letter as the Emir of Kano. Today, after 10 years, I am here again receiving a reappointment letter from Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf.

“Time will not permit long talks. Whatever we needed to say, we said when we were leaving. We made it clear that God has preordained the time and cause for everything and everyone. He gives leadership to whom He wants and at the time He wants. When He gives, no one can take it away, and when He takes it away, nobody can bring it back.”