Sanusi gets new appointment in Kaduna after dethronement

Lamido Sanusi, the recently dethroned Emir of Kano, has been given an appointment by Nasir El-rufai, governor of Kaduna State.

The appointment comes a day after the monarch was booted out from office over alleged insubordination by Umar Ganduje, the governor of Kano State.

The announcement made by the Special Adviser on Media and Communication to the Kaduna Governor, Muyiwa Adekeye, on Tuesday indicates that the former Central Bank Governor has been appointed into the board of the Kaduna Investment Promotion Agency (KADIPA).

“The appointment is part of the reconstitution of the board of KADIPA, which is statutorily chaired by the Deputy Governor, and has as internal members other senior officials of the Kaduna State Government,” a statement by Adekeye read.

“Kaduna State hopes to benefit from the profile, experience, intellect and networks of His Highness, Muhammad Sanusi, who before becoming Emir, had built a solid reputation in global financial circles.

“Malam Nasir El-Rufai said that Kaduna State is honoured to be able to call on the services of a man of such calibre to drive its development,’’ the statement added.

Meanwhile, Mr Ganduje has said he ousted the traditional ruler because of his public criticism of his administration.