Shut Up and Stop Embarrassing the Emirate, Emir Ado Bayero Tells Sanusi Lamido Sanusi


More troubles mount for suspended Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor,

Sanusi Lamido Sanusi as the Kano Emirate sends emissaries to the

presidency disassociating itself from recent comments credited to the

ousted CBN Governor disparaging the Nigerian government, the Presidency

and President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. authoritatively reports that reacting to bitter

complaints from the Presidency over Sanusi Lamido's attacks and disregard

to Federal authorities, the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Abdullahi Bayero

personally chided Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, urging him to, “shut up and stop

embarrassing the Kano Emirate.”
A reliable source from Kano Emirate Council told that

Emir Ado Bayero has continued to express concern over Sanusi Lamido

Sanusi's actions and utterances since he was suspended as CBN Governor.

“In fact, I must tell you that His Highness, Alhaji Ado Bayero is upset

over recent comments credited to Majen Kano, Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Sanusi.

The entire Kano Emirate is also not happy with the way our son and a

Prince of this Kingdom is going about making unguided statements. It does

not sy well of the good image and hard-earned integrity of the Kano

Emirate. The Emir and the Emirate Council feel very embarrassed over

Sanusi Lamido Sanusi's recent actions and we have ordered him to tread

with caution,” a highly placed Chief in Kano Emirate Council told
Already, the Emirate Council has sent a delegation to the Presidency with

a mandate to apologize to President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan over recent

comments and actions of the suspended CBN Governor.

The high-power delegation led by Dan Massanin Kano, Alhaji Yusuf Maitama

Sule and made up of respected elders, members of the Kano Ruling House and

representatives of the Emirate were mandated to apologize to President

Jonathan on behalf of the Kano people and the Emirate Council.

Even among residents and indigenes of the ancient commercial city, many

have expressed surprise that Sanusi Lamido Sanusi who is a front-line

contender of Ado Bayero's seat could take actions capable of putting to

question the integrity and honour of Kano Emirate Council.

Malam Abdullahi Ibrahim Doguwa, a political analyst described Lamido

Sanusi Lamido as a hero who shot himself on the arm, “when he assumed

office as CBN Governor, he exhibited characters that made us proud. We

were really proud of him; but he dug his own grave when he missed up his

assignment as CBN Governor with politics and political agenda.

“Sanusi Lamido Sanusi offered himself to be used and dumped by desperate

politicians who exploited his 'busy body' and loquaciousness to achieve

their selfish agenda; while watching in laughter as the Kano prince

crashed his own career and integrity in such a tragic way. As it is now,

he is on the verge of losing everything as his shameful outing at the CBN

has seriously damaged his chances of becoming the Emir of Kano—a dream

that is so dear to him.”
Most residents are also frowning at recent romance between embattled

Sanusi Lamido Sanusi and Kano state Governor, Dr. Rabi'u Musa Kwankwaso as

they remind the Governor of the Sanusi of the early years of 2000 when

Kwankwaso as Kano state Governor (during his first term) threatened to

withdraw government's patronage of UBA if Sanusi was not sacked by the

bank. recalls that Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, a staff of UBA, at

that time, in his characteristic mannerism, unwholesomely attacked

Kwankwaso's government leveling llegations of misgovernance and financial

Alhaji Khalid Inuwa, a Kwankwasiyya movement adherent, urged Governor

Kwankwaso to be wary of Lamido Sanusi Lamido because, “once beaten, twice

shy; we cannot forget in a hurry, how Sanusi Lamido Sanusi tried in vein

to smear the name and image of His Excellency, Governor Rabi'u Musa

Kwankwaso. I believe Governor Kwankwaso should be very careful with Sanusi

Lamido because he is not trudt worthy.”
SANUSI LAMIDO SANUSI AND EMIR ADO BAYERO'S SEAT recalls that in July 2012 when Emir Ado Bayero returned

from London, the Emir expressed his angy with a number of Chiefs in his

Emirate who were accused of collecting “gifts” from Sanusi Lamido Sanusi

to influence his ambition of succeeding Ado Bayero upon his death. reports that the Emir's trip to London generated a lot

of rumours with divided speculations of the Emir's health condition. While

many believed that Emir Bayero was in coma, others had believed that the

Kano Royal Father had died in a London hospital.
However, the Emir's surprised return to Kano dispelled all the rumours as

thousands of his supporters and Palace Guards welcomed him amidts fanfare.

The Royal Father, in a long convoy, moved round from Malam Aminu Kano

International Airport (MAKIA) to his Palace. Then, there was serious power

play within the Kano Emirate. also learnt that Sanusi Lamido Sanusi who was installed

as Majen Kano by Emir Bayero was desperately interested to become the next

Emir of Kano. It was learnt from a reliable source that Sanusi Lamido, in

a bid to actualize his dream, doled out billions of Naira (illegally

remitted from CBN coffers) to king makers so as to protect his interest

and appoint him Ado Bayero's successor. In fact, a source revealed that

each of those that matters within the Emirate Council received a “gift” of

N1 billion as an inducement to pursue and protect the embattled banker's

interest. also gathered that Sanusi's desperation to become the

Emir of Kano made him to secretly apologize to Governor Rabi'u Musa

Kwankwaso who would have been a stumbling block to his ambition. This

medium recalls that Kwankwaso and Sanusi Lamido Sanusi were at daggers

drawn during the former's first-term as Governor of Kano state. At that

time, the CBN governor, reputed for his radical criticism of Kwankwaso's

policy incurred the wrath of Governor Kwankwaso who had sworn to frustrate

all his interest. Meanwhile, social critics and watchers of the unfolding

scenario at Kano Emirate Council are of the view that the trouble of Emir

Bayero's successor remains a time-bomb capable of wreaking havoc upon

However, the question remains, is Sanusi Lamido Sanusi's desperation to

climb the Kano's traditional stool a move to restore the integrity of his

grandfather, Emir Sanusi who was dethroned and banished from the Kano

emirate several years ago, or a burning desire to serve Kano and its

people? But with the current ropes of corruption and irresponsibility

entangling Sanusi Lamido Sanusi's tin neck, his dream of becoming the Emir

of Kano is realistically far-fetched.