Sanusi sacks Bayero’s son as Ciroma
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.