Sanusi: I owe my appointment to God
The new Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi Lamido Sanusi 11, has said that his appointment as the emir of Kano was divinely determined.
Sanusi was heralded into the Emir palace on Friday seven days after he was so appointed by the Kano state Government by a mammoth crowd of well-wishers, Royal guards, and heavily armed policemen.
Sanusi, whose appointment was greeted with violence in Kano, drove into the palace in the official vehicles of the emirate, stepped into the palace of his forefather through a new gate that was erected for him in line with tradition.
Thereafter gunshots fired to herald the entrance of the new emir. This was essentially conducted by the palace guards as a mark of honour to herald a new beginning.
Sanusi told Muslim faithfuls during his Friday sermon to fear God in all their dealings, adding that its through the fear of Allah “we can get it right”.
Pledging to exhibit high sense of transparency, fairness, responsibility, in office, the former CBN governor said he would continue to treat everybody as equal.
The new emir said that “God gives power to whom he wants and that he was not the best among the candidates but God has chosen him to lead”.
Emir Sanusi II also urged Muslims to always turn to God in times of difficulties for divine intervention and resolution on such challenges.
The Emir said: “I enjoin Muslims to draw my attention to whatever wrong I have committed, for I know that to err is human, but to forgive is God's”.
escorted the new emir whose appointment was greeted by violence in the city to the palace.
However, police ended their five-day siege on the palace Thursday night. Armed police moved out in batches.
Policemen had laid siege to the palace of Emir of Kano since Monday following a series of protests by some youths who opposed the appointment of Sanusi, as the new Emir of Kano.
The Kano Police Commissioner, Aderele Shinaba had, while giving reasons for the siege, said that it was in order to prevent its looting.
Sanusi was appointed as Emir Sunday.
He was removed as CBN head by the president in February over alleged financial recklessness.