Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, the ousted and former governor of Central Bank of Nigeria has been appointed the emir of Kano, Nigeria.
BBC reported that ” The ousted central bank governor and prominent government critic, Lamido Sanusi, has been named as the new emir of Kano in Nigeria.
The new emir becomes one of the most influential spiritual leaders in the country’s largely Muslim north.
As bank governor, Mr Sanusi had levelled accusations of high-level fraud and was suspended in February.
The previous emir, al-Haji Ado Bayero, died after a long illness at the age of 83 on Friday.”
BBC further stated that, ” The emir of Kano is the second-highest Islamic authority in Nigeria.
The state government in Kano made the decision after four “kingmakers” had met and submitted nominees.
Those eligible had to be male members of the Ibrahim Dabo family – whose clans include the Bayeros and Sanusis.
Correspondents say Nigeria’s traditional leaders hold few constitutional powers, but are able to exert significant influence especially in the north where they are seen as custodians of both religion and tradition. “