Sanusi sacks Bayero’s son as Ciroma

Daily Trust - - FRONT PAGE - From Yusha’u A. Ibrahim, Kano

Emir of Kano Muham­madu Sanusi II yes­ter­day sacked the Ciro­man Kano Al­haji Sanusi Ado Bayero over al­leged dis­loy­alty, a state­ment from the palace said.

Con­se­quently, the emir has ap­proved the ap­point­ment of Al­haji Nasiru Ado Bayero as new Ciro­man Kano. Nasiru is a younger brother to the sacked Ciroma.

A state­ment signed by Gal­adi­man Kano Ab­bas Sanusi said the ap­point­ment of new Ciroma was in line with teach­ings of Is­lam which is the car­di­nal prin­ci­ples of the emi­rate.

The state­ment added that loy­alty to a leader by his sub­jects is one of the prin­ci­ples of Kano emi­rate coun­cil. It said any tra­di­tional ti­tle holder that can­not up­hold this tra­di­tion should either re­sign hon­or­ably or be sacked by the emir.

“It would be re­called that since the present emir of Kano Muham­madu Sanusi ll was ap­pointed emir on June 8, 2014, all the coun­cil mem­bers, dis­trict heads and other tra­di­tional ti­tle hold­ers have reg­is­tered their loy­alty to the emir ex­cept the Ciroma de­spite his po­si­tion as a se­nior mem­ber of the coun­cil,” the state­ment said.

It added that it was based on this that the emir ap­pointed Al­haji Nasiru Ado Bayero as new Ciro­man Kano.

Daily Trust gath­ered that Sanusi Ado Bayero was ap­pointed Ciroma in 2000 by his late fa­ther, Al­haji Ado Bayero af­ter the death of Al­haji Aminu Sanusi, fa­ther of the cur­rent emir.

A lawyer by pro­fes­sion, Sanusi Ado Bayero was among the ma­jor con­tenders of throne af­ter the death of Ado Bayero, but lost to Sanusi.

He left Kano for Abuja and re­fused to reg­is­ter his loy­alty to the cur­rent emir.

He was sub­se­quently ap­pointed as man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of Nige­rian Ports Author­ity (NPA). He was re­moved re­cently as NPA chief by Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari.

A source close to the palace told Daily Trust that be­fore his re­moval, a del­e­ga­tion com­pris­ing his broth­ers was sent to him with a view to con­vince him to reg­is­ter his loy­alty to the cur­rent emir but the visit didn’t yield any re­sult.

The new Ciroma, Daily Trust gath­ered, is a Mass Com­mu­ni­ca­tion grad­u­ate from the Univer­sity of Maiduguri. He is mar­ried to one wife and has many chil­dren.

Un­til his re­cent ap­point­ment, Nasiru was the Tu­raki of Kano and dis­trict head of Nasarawa lo­cal gov­ern­ment.

Our reporter ob­served the pres­ence of se­cu­rity at the palace with four anti-bomb ve­hi­cles and five Hilux pa­trol vans were sta­tioned at the palace.

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