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Kano is experiencing new unrest as Abba Gida’s government replaces Bayero’s portrait in the coronation hall with Sanusi’s.



Kano is experiencing new unrest as Abba Gida's government replaces Bayero's portrait in the coronation hall with Sanusi's.

On Monday, July 31, fear descended across the historic city of Kano as the state administration took unprecedented action.

According to The Guardian, the abrupt reappearance of the portrait of Muhammadu Sanusi, the 14th Emir of Kano, in Coronation Hall of Government House, Kano, has caused palpable dread throughout the state.

Coronation Hall in Kano state under renovation

Prior to the development, the popular Coronation Hall, presently undergoing renovation, had the portraits of the Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero, and his counterparts in the four emirate councils, Daily Trust reported.

The development revived the rumoured plan to reinstate the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Sanusi, three years after his unceremonious dethronement by Abba Kabir Yusuf’s government.

Kano govt gives reason for replacing Sanusi’s portrait in Coronation Hall

Meanwhile, the state government said placing Sanusi’s portrait in Coronation Hall depicts the importance of the 14th Emir to the state, Daily Independent report confirmed.

The chief press secretary to the governor, Sanusi Dawakin-Tofa, stated thus:

“History of the Coronation Hall is synonymous with the 14th Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi, because it was built for his presentation of staff of office when he was crowned to succeed the late Ado Bayero in 2014, during the administration of Kwankwaso.

“So, traditionally, his picture shall remain there forever. Bringing back the picture of the 14th emir is part of the ongoing rehabilitation to give Coronation Hall a facelift.”

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