Five days after operating from Government House, Emir of Kano, northwest Nigeria, Malam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi Friday evening
entrance into his Palace.
Before his departure to his Palace, Emir
Sanusi led prayers to mark the 7th Day Prayer for the repose of the
soul of the late Emir Ado Bayero.
He preached peace and unity
among Muslims, Christians and all Nigerians irrespective of culture,
religion and ethnic backgrounds.
Protesters had barred the Emir from entering the Palace days after his appointment by Governor Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso.
There were accusations and counter-accusations between Governor
Kwankwaso and handlers of President Goodluck Jonathan over which camp
that instigated the violence that trailed the appointment of Sarki
Sanusi, immediate past Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as the
Emir of Kano.
P.M.NEWS, however gathered that the intervention of
the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Abubakar Sa’ad and other notable
traditional rulers from the North quelled the crisis.
Sarki Sanusi was in the Palace at about 4:30 P.M.
subjects cheered and jubilated as he waved them through the roof of his
official Rolls Royce Car that drove him from Government House to the
As part of the Palace rituals, he was given a new name—Mahammad Sanusi.
As the tradition dictates, before the new Emir made his way into the
Palace, walls were broken and after passing through it, it was instantly
amended by Palace Guards, a ritual which attracted traditional chanting
and songs from his subjects.
After the breaking of wall rituals,
the Emir rode in his White-Horse and entered through the Kofar Kudu
where gun shots were fired and traditional trumpets blown to welcome
On entering the inner chamber, he headed straight to the grave yards
where he prayed for the repose of the souls of the departed Emirs.
Also on his long convoy include title holders, district heads , Kano
state Deputy Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje , the Special Adviser on
Chieftaincy Affairs, Alhaji Tijani Mailafiya Wambai Kano and Senior
Counselor of the Emirate, Alhaji Abbas Sanusi, among others, escorted
the Emir to the Palace.
The Emir was officially received at the
Palace by the four king-makers Alhaji Yusuf Nabahani, (Madakin Kano),
Alhaji Sarki Abdullahi (Makaman Kano), Alhaji Bello Tuta (Sarki Dawaki
Mai-Tuta), and Alhaji Mukhtar Adnan (Sarki Bai).
Source: PM Newspaper