22.1 C

I have no regrets over my removal as Emir of Kano – Sanusi




A FORMER governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Muhammadu Sanusi has said he has no regrets over his removal as the 14th Emir of Kano.

Sanusi, who currently serves as Khalifah, Tijaniyat Movement of Nigeria, spoke during the premiere of a stage play titled ‘Emir Sanusi: Truth in Time’, held in Abuja on Saturday.

Recounting his achievements, Sanusi said he would be ungrateful to God if he expressed sadness over his removal.


Court declares Sanusi’s banishment as unconstitutional

Sanusi describes fuel subsidy as scam, regrets protest that stopped attempted removal by Jonathan

Sanusi Lamido says Nigeria’s diversity idea does not favour ordinary citizens

- Advertisement -

Sanusi, Gumi condemn Plateau killings, call for peace

“I don’t think that God has taken anything away from me. So, I have no regret. I turned 61 years last year and in those years, I had the honour of having been the Chief Risk Officer at United Bank for Africa and the Chief Risk Officer at First Bank.

“I was Governor of Central Bank, Emir of Kano and now Khalifah, Tijaniyat Movement of Nigeria. If I have sadness, then I’m ungrateful. How many people have had the opportunity to be just one of those things?

“We have a long history of service to this country. My father, as the first Director-General of the Nigeria Intelligence Agency, set up the agency in 1960, the record is there to see. My parents, grandparents and great grandparents gave their lives to build this country,” he said.

Sanusi said he will continue to speak and air his views to defend and rebuild Nigeria.

According to him, the things he said would happen have come to past.

“History is always the best judge. The things that I said would happen, that caused me so much trouble, have happened.

- Advertisement -

“For me, I have absolutely no regret and I will continue to speak and voice my views. I will continue to defend this country,’’ he said.

Ahmed Yerima, a professor of drama at the Redeemers University, who is the playwright, explained what motivated him to write the play.

He said he wanted people to see how destiny prevailed on Sanusi’s grandfather, Emir Muhammadu Sanusi, who spent 10 years before he was removed and Sanusi, the grandson who spent six years before he was also removed.

Author profile

Raji Olatunji is a Journalist at The International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR). You can send him an email at rolatunji@icirnigeria.org. He tweets @olazrajj

Support the ICIR

We invite you to support us to continue the work we do.

Your support will strengthen journalism in Nigeria and help sustain our democracy.


If you or someone you know has a lead, tip or personal experience about this report, our WhatsApp line is open and confidential for a conversation



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Support the ICIR

We need your support to produce excellent journalism at all times.



Terrorists attack Zamfara mosque, kill worshippers

NO fewer than 11 worshippers have been reportedly killed in a recent attack by...

Police intercept cache of live cartridges in Lagos, arrest suspects

THE Lagos State police command said it has intercepted two commercial buses loaded with...

Data shows Nigeria’s Lassa fever death toll doubles in 2022  

Lassa fever has killed 171 persons in Nigeria since January, the latest data from...

Nasarawa State University pulls out from ASUU strike

THE management of the Nasarawa State University, Keffi, (NSUK), has announced that the institution...

Why Tinubu left Osinbajo out of campaign council

THE Tinubu/Shettima Presidential Campaign Council has cleared the air on the exclusion of Vice...

Most Read


Subscribe to our newsletter