Kano state Government has issued an appointment letter and presented the staff of office to the new emir of Kano, His Royal Highness, Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Sanusi.
Speaking during the ceremony on Monday, Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso disclosed that the new emir’s wealth of experience and his deep rooted connection with the ruling House gave him an edge for the exalted seat.
Kwankwaso dismissed insinuations that the new emir’s appointment was influenced by political leanings , stressing that “the new emir was appointed on merit”
He disclosed that the former CBN Governor made the list of qualified contenders submitted to Government for consideration, maintaining that he was never smuggled into the list contrary to insinuations in some quarters.
“I must clarify that the six contenders to the throne are good friends and it remains a statement of fact that only one would emerge,” he said. .
The presentation at the Government House Kano was witnessed by top government officials, friends, opinion leaders, and business moguls in the city.