Emir Sanusi strips Ado Bayero’s son of title for refusing to pay homage
According to reports, the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu
Sunusi II, has stripped the eldest son of late Emir of Kano,
Ado Bayero, Lamido Bayero, of his traditional title of
Ciroman Kano and District Head of Gwale.
According to Premium Times, a few months after ascending
the throne, Emir Sanusi wrote to Bayero asking him to
return to his duty as Ciroman Kano and District Head of
Gwale but he got no reply from the late former Emir’s son
and neither did he report to the palace, which angered
“When a letter was written to him again, he neither
responded nor appeared in person to explain his
government of Gwale was too important to be left
vacant, and so he elevated the son of Emir Inuwa to
be the district head. And now the title of Ciroma is
also stripped,” a top palace source said.
Emir Sanusi then appointed Lamido Bayero’s younger
brother, Nasiru Bayero, to replace him as the new Ciroman
A statement by Galadiman Kano, Abbas Sunusi, said the
removal and the subsequent replacement were with
immediate effect. Mr. Bayero was touted to as the heir
apparent of the Kano emirship throne but lost to the current
emir, who was then holding a mid-cadre title of Dan Majen
Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, by former President
Jonathan but was removed by president Buhari.
Since losing the coveted seat to Emir Sanusi, Lamido has
removed himself from Kano and now permanently lives in
Abuja. He has also refused to pledge allegiance to the new
emir as provided by the tradition.