Since his announcement on Sunday as the new Emir of Kano and subsequent issuance of appointment letter and staff of office by governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso at the government house on Monday, HRH Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Sanusi is yet to resume duties at the Emir’s palace in accordance with tradition for security related reasons.
Alhaji Sanusi, the 14th Fulani emir, and the 57th Emir of Kano, resumed traditional functions at the Government House, receiving guests and well-wishers in the fortified seat of Government.
It was gathered that traditionally, the new emir resumes duties at the ancestry Nasarawa palace resort as part of the ritual of ascendancy, before proceeding to the official palace of the Emir tucked inside the old city.
THE CITIZEN learnt that the emir’s Chief Protocol otherwise known as Shamaki yesterday handed over to the new emir traditional insignia that included Tagwayen Masu (Royal spear); Bakan Dabo (Dabo bowl), and the Royal swords which were the traditional insignia used by the 2nd Fulani Emir of Kano, Ibrahim Dabo, who was an associate and brother to the founder of Sokoto caliphate, Alhaji Usman Dan Fodio in 1804.
This historical hand over of symbol of authority to the new emir, signified a new beginning in the emirate’s history as plans are afoot to relocate him to the Emir Guest Palace located not far from the Government House.
Meanwhile, normalcy has returned to the streets of Kano after two days of violent protests greeted the announcement of Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Sanusi as emir.
The city came alive shortly after an early morning rain that lasted two hours.
Schools were re-opened to students; business activities commenced in all the major markets in the city, as motorists and commuters moved freely in the city without molestation.
Police had on Monday successfully dislodged protesters in front of the Emir’s palace located along Emir Palace Road.
The Police image maker in Kano, ASP Magaji Musa Majia appealed to parents and guardians to caution their wards over illegal assembly, adding that “the city is calm and quiet as we have no record of security breach today”.