This is the letter that confirms former Central Bank Governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi as the Emir of Kano. He succeeds the late Emir Ado Bayero as the 14th Emir of Kano, following his death last Friday.
Sanusi Lamido Sanusi is the first son of Hajiya Anduwa and Chiroma Aminu (second child, after Hajiya Umma), who is the fourth son of former emir of Kano (deceased), Sarki Muhammadu Sanusi.
Sarki Sanusi, Lamido’s grandfather, was emir of Kano from 1953-1963. He was also the eldest son of his father, Sarki Abdullahi Bayero, who was emir of Kano from 1926-1953. Sarki Sanusi (Lamido’s grandfather) hosted Queen Elizabeth II when she visited Kano in 1956. The power tussle between him and his distant cousin Ahmadu Bello, the Sardauna of Sokoto, is believed to have resulted in his dethronement and confinement in Azare.
The former CBN governor is the nephew of Wamban Kano Alhaji Abbas Sanusi and Dan Isan Kano, district head of Warawa Alhaji Abdullahi Sanusi.
Sanusi Lamido Sanusi is married to three wives and has many children.