The former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria was announced as the new Emir of Kano on Sunday.”
The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, NSCIA, has congratulated the newly appointed Emir of Kano, Lamido Sanusi, describing his choice as “God made’’.
The Council regulates the activities of all Nigerian Muslims and is headed by the Sultan of Sokoto, with the Emir of Kano as one of its leaders.
The Secretary-General of the Council, Ishaq Oloyede, stated in a statement in Abuja on Monday that Mr. Sanusi’s appointment “convinced us that a good choice has been made’’.
The NSCIA described Mr. Sanusi’s enviable record in public administration and his erudity in knowledge, especially in Islamic law as an added advantage for him as the new Emir of Kano.
“NSCIA congratulates Malam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi on his appointment as the new Emir. His reputation as a public social commentator and unequivocal support for the emancipation of the poor and the deprived (is well known).
“His unambiguous programme for the advancement of our great country and nationalistic disposition and clear understanding of contemporary issues and known commitment to God, convinced us that a good choice has been made’’, NSCIA said.
Mr. Oloyede, a professor, said the entire Muslim community in Nigeria “wishes His Royal Highness Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, a long fruitful and productive tenure in the advancement of Kano emirate, the nation and the humanity’’.
The former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria was announced as the new Emir of Kano on Sunday following the demise of Ado Bayero on Friday at the age of 84, having reigned for 51 years.