The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has removed the eldest son of the late Emir Ado Bayero, Lamido Bayero, as Ciroman Kano and District Head of Gwale. Apparently this comes after a few months of some issues between the two.
According to a report by premium times, the new Emir wrote Mr Bayero requesting he return to his post as Ciroman Kano, and District Head of Gwale.
“When a letter was written to him again, he neither responded nor appeared in person to explain his reasons.
“His Highness first reasoned that the local government of Gwale was too important to be left vacant, and so he elevated the son of Emir Inuwa to be the district head.
“And now the title of Ciroma is also stripped,” a top palace source said.
Perhaps in order to douse tension in the palace, sources said, the emir however appointed Mr. Bayero’s younger brother, Nasiru Bayero, to replace him as the new Ciroman Kano.
A statement by Galadiman Kano, Abbas Sunusi, said the removal and the subsequent replacement were with immediate effect. Mr. Bayero was touted to as the heir apparent of the Kano emirship throne but lost to the current emir, who was then holding a mid-cadre title of Dan Majen Kano.
Emir Sanusi also made news a few weeks ago, after he married his 18 year old 4th wife with many Nigerians not happy that he married a girl so young.