A report monitored on Daily Nigerian by Naija News, says the traditional leader cited “health ground and recent changes in the emirate system” as the reason for his resignation.
The report also noted that Sanusi’s decision was in opposition to the installation of heads of new Emirates by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and loyalty to the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi.
This online news platform understands that Kano state has five emirates: Kano, Rano, Gaya, Karaye and Bichi with all Emirs expected to have equal powers as well as being on the same first-class status as Emir Sanusi.
Naija News recalls that Sanusi’s status as the only first-class emir in the state was whittled when the Kano state government led by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje balkanized the emirate, carving out four new emirates and appointing first class emirs to rule them.
The new heads include Aminu Ado Bayero, son of late Emir of Kano, Ado Bayero, who is the pioneer emir of the newly established Bichi Emirate.
Similarly, the Emir of Rano is Alhaji Tafida Abubakar Ila, the Emir of Gaya is Alhaji Ibrahim Abdulkadir Gaya while the Emir of Karaye is Dr. Alhaji Ibrahim Abukakar ll.
The development means Kano emirate headed by Sanusi has 10 local governments: Kano Municipal, Tarauni, Dala, Nassarawa, Fagge, Gwale, Kumbotso, Ungogo, Dawakin Kudu and Minjibir.
As it stands, Rano emirate will control Rano, Bunkure, Kibiya, Takai, Sumaila, Kura, Doguwa, Tudun Wada, Kiru, Bebeji while Gaya emirate has Gaya, Ajingi, Albasu, Wudil, Garko, Warawa, Gezawa, Gabasawa LGAs.
On the other hand, Karaye emirate will control Karaye, Rogo, Gwarzo, Kabo Rimin Gado, Madobi, Garun Malam LGAs.
Similarly, Bichi, Bagwai, Shanono, Tsanyawa, Kunchi, Makoda, Danbatta, Dawakin Tofa, Tofa local governments will be under Bichi emirate.