Confusion as NSA Nuhu Ribadu reportedly orders return of Emir Bayero


The traditional leadership crisis in Kano State has taken a new twist as the National Security Adviser, Nuhu Ribadu, has reportedly ordered the reinstatement of HRH Aminu Ado Bayero as the Emir of Kano.

Kano State Deputy Governor, Aminu Abdussalam, revealed this in an interview with journalists in Kano

The National Security Adviser’s directive to return Aminu Ado Bayero as Emir directly contradicts the actions taken by Kano State Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf, who recently signed a law reinstating Muhammadu Sanusi II and abolishing the five additional emirate councils.

Deputy Governor Aminu Abdussalam expressed the administration’s confusion and concern over the federal directive.

“National Security Adviser Nuhu Ribadu ordered the return of HRH Aminu Ado Bayero as Emir of Kano, we’re confused,” he stated.

Governor Yusuf signed the Kano State Emirates Council (Amendment Number 2) Law, 2024, which aimed to consolidate the emirate system under Kano and reinstate Sanusi II, who was deposed in 2020 by former Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.

Heavy security presence has been reported at the Kano Emir’s Palace as the state government prepares to support Sanusi II’s return.

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