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Sanusi suspends Ado Bayero’s son — the second time in two years

Muhammadu Sanusi II

For the second time in less than two years, Muhammadu Sanusi II, the Emir of Kano, has suspended a son of the late Emir Ado Bayero as District Head.

According to Daily Trust, Sanusi suspended Bashir Ado Bayero as District Head of Takai Local Government, because of his “disloyalty”.

In October 2015, Sanusi Ado Bayero, the Ciroman Kano, was removed for a similar offence. The suspended Sanusi contested to succeed his father in June 2014 but lost to his cousin and current Emir, who is the immediate past Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

Bashir, newly-suspended District Head, was directed to appear before the palace disciplinary committee to decide the next line of action against him.

Consequently, Sanusi has appointed Mahmud Shattima as interim administrator for the district, pending the recommendations of the disciplinary committee.

Confirming the suspension to, Munir Sanusi, the Emirate Council’s Chief of Staff, said Bayero’s suspension followed his disrespect to the Emir during one of the palace sittings.

“The suspended district head came to the palace one day to seek permission to travel to Saudi Arabia for medical check-up and after the emir granted his request, he then submitted the name of the person he wanted to supervise the district in his absence,” Daily Trust quoted him as saying.

“But the emir rejected the name and directed him to notify the office of Wakilin Gabas of the trip so that he would appoint someone to supervise the district. It was at that point that Bayero showed disrespect to the emir in the presence of everybody, including the Dogarai.”

Ado Abdullahi Bayero, father of the suspended duo, was Emir of Kano from 1963 until his death in June 2014, aged 84..

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