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 Sanusi.
“When a letter was written to him again, he neither responded nor appeared in person to explain his reasons. His Highness first reasoned that the local 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 Kano.
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 Kano.
Bayero was later appointed managing director of the 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.
Source: Premium Times