One of the Most Respected and Most Loved Traditional Leaders in Nigeria Deposed

Tuesday, 10 March 2020 | Rajab 16, 1441 AH.

Former Emir of Kano, HRH Sanusi Lamido Sanusi

In his response to the dethronement (on Monday, 9th March 2020), a response which summarises his outlook on the world, the former Sarkin Kano said:

“With almost six years on this throne and (in charge of) our heritage. Today, the Almighty Allah, who gave me the leadership has destined to take it back. As I always say, leadership has predetermined tenure, the days Allah destined are numbered. When the days come to an end one must leave.

“We have accepted whatever Allah decides. We have agreed. We appreciate (God). We are happy and we know it is what is best for us.”

We celebrate his time on the throne as a bright beacon for the nation and honour him as an incisive leader whose full potential was yet to be fully unravelled. While we wish the former Emir well in his future endeavours, we wish the entire people of Kano a greater time ahead filled with peace, piety and prosperity.

“O Allah, Owner of Sovereignty, You give sovereignty to whom You will and You take sovereignty away from whom You will. You honour whom You will and You humble whom You will. In Your hand is [all] good. Indeed, You are over all things competent.” Surah Al-Imran, verse 26.

Indeed, Allah is above everything.

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