Graca Machel, the widow of former South African President, Nelson Mandela has lamented the removal of Emir Sanusi Lamido from office by the Kano State government.
In her reaction, Machel said she is saddened by Sanusi’s removal from office, assuring him of her solidarity.
She further described Sanusi as a leader who is committed to the well being of his people and is not afraid to challenge the status quo.
“I am deeply saddened to hear of you been relieved of your official duties as emir of Kano and authorities.
“I am sending you this message of solidarity in the hopes that it provides you in some small measure with reassurance and a degree of comfort that you are not alone in your valiant struggles to confront corruption and the social ills bordering Northern Nigeria.
“Your influential voice as a man, as a traditional ruler and a religious authority in challenging the status quo is sorely needed not only in Nigeria but throughout Africa. You are a bold inspiration for leaders to hold themselves to account all in their power to improve the wellbeing of all its citizens under their watch, especially women and children,” Daily Post reports her letter as saying in part.
Naija News recalls the Kano state government led by Abdullahi Ganduje on Monday dethroned Sanusi for alleged gross insubordination to constituted authority. He was also banished to Nasarawa State.
Aminu Ado Bayero was immediately named as the 15th Fulani Emir of the Kano Emirate.
Source: Naija News