Thousands welcome Sanusi on first visit to Kaduna after dethronement as Emir of Kano

Posted by News Express | 23 August 2020 | 1,369 times

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•Deposed Emir Muhammad Sanusi ll (L) with his host, Governor El-Rufai

 

By GARBA MUHAMMAD, Kaduna

Thousands of people on Sunday thronged the Airforce Base in Kaduna to welcome the former Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi ll who was visiting Kaduna for the time since his dethronement.

A closed aide of the monarch, Dr Suleiman Shinkafi, said the former emir would be in Kaduna for a week to receive visitors who had wanted to come to see him.

Shinkafi also said the monarch will from Kaduna visit Sokoto to greet the Sultan, Muhammad Sa’ad and after leaving Sokoto he will move down to Azare, Katagum, where his late grandfather, Muhammad Sanusi l, stayed when he was deposed by late Sardauna of Sokoto, Sir Ahmadu Bello.

Sanusi, who arrived the Airforce Base around 10.40 a.m., alighted from a private plane and was immediately followed by his wives.

Journalists from various media organisations as well as some traditional title holders from Kano and Kaduna states were at the Airforce Base to welcome him.

When the monarch was deposed on March 9, 2020 the governor, Nasir El-Rufai, appointed him Pro-Chancellor of Kaduna State University and Vice-Chairman of the State Promotion and Investment Council.

The last time Sanusi was in Kaduna was during the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Governor El-Rufai adminstration.

Since his dethronement, many people have indicated their intentions to visit him in Lagos. But the monarch decided to relief them from the stress of travelling as far as Lagos.


Source: News Express

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