The Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi, has sacked late Ado Bayero’s first son, Lamido Ado Bayero from the Kano Emirate Council.

Before the sack of the former Nigeria Port Authority (NPA) boss in the last government, which was fuelled by his refusal to pay homage to the emir of Kano, Lamido Ado Bayero was the Ciroma of Kano (the traditional title of crown prince).

However, he has been replaced by his younger brother, Nasiru Ado Bayero, the statement reads in part: “Paying homage by any traditional title holder is a must and whoever disobeys, it is the prerogative of the emir to dethrone him and appoint a replacement from among the loyal members of the emirate.

“All of the district heads of Kano Emirate accepted the newly appointed emir of Kano as it is stated in the Sharia and Hausa culture but Ciroman Kano refused to pay homage as the district head of Gwale and also a leader in the emirate.

“As a result of this, the emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi II, CON, appointed Alhaji Nasiru Ado Bayero the new Ciroman Kano.”

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