The Former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, has emerged as new Emir of Kano.
The secretary to the state government, Rabiu Bichi, announced that Sanusi had been selected from among three other nominees submitted to the state governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso, on Saturday by the Kano Emirate kingmakers.
The kingmakers who visited the governor are the Madakin Kano, Yusuf Chigari; Sarkin Dawaki, Bello Abubakar; Makaman Kano, Abdullahi Ibrahim and Sarkin Bai, Mukhtar Adnan.
It was gathered that the other names nominated include the eldest son of the late emir, Ciroma Lamido Ado Bayero who is already the district head of Gwale local government area of Kano; the district head of Dala local government area of the state, Aminu Ado Bayero, and Nasiru Ado Bayero.
Sanusi succeeds the late Ado Bayero who died on Friday after ruling for 50 years, the longest tenure so far.