Books belonging to the dethroned Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi Lamido have been moved out of the Emir’s Palace in Kano.
Naija News understands the books, journals, and catalogues numbering over 40,000 have an estimated value of more than N200 million.
Sanusi’s principal private secretary, Mujtaba Abba disclosed in an interview with Daily Nigerian that he had to stay behind after his boss was dethroned to ensure the books were properly evacuated.
“His highness’ greatest concern was the fate of his books, so my sister and I stayed behind to ensure that we evacuated all the books,” Abba said.
“It took us sleepless nights to accomplish the task in two days. I made most of the transactions for the purchase of the books, and I can tell you, in conservative estimate, they’re worth over N200m.”
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Meanwhile, Naija News earlier reported that Abba resigned as Falakin Kano after Sanusi was dethroned as Emir of Kano State.