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Kano Emirates crisis: Governor Abba holds discussion with NSA Ribadu

Ribadu and Yusuf on Kano Emirates crisis

Kano State Governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf has held a close door meeting with Nuhu Ribadu the national security adviser, over the crisis emanating from the recent reinstatement of Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, as the 16th Emir of Kano.

According to a statement signed by Bature Sanusi Dawakin-Tofa, director-general media and publicity, to the governor, the meeting was held at the Office of the National Security Adviser in Abuja Thursday.

Bature said that the meeting, which lasted for more than an hour, was prompted by the recent happenings in Kano following the dissolution of five emirates by the Kano State House of Assembly through the repeal of the state emirate law, and the subsequent restoration of Emir Muhammad Sanusi II by the Governor.

The statement indicated that the two political leaders deliberated on various matters relating to state/national development and the peaceful coexistence of the nation during their discussions in Abuja.

“It is significant to mention that the NSA had been accused of involvement in the Kano crisis for allowing a substantial military presence to protect the removed Emir Aminu Ado Bayero, a position swiftly discredited by the Office of the National Security Adviser.

“Before this, Kano State Deputy Governor, Aminu Abdussalam Gwarzo, apologised to the NSA for his implication in the Kano crisis, attributing the error to flawed intelligence.

“Recognizing the respected professional background and integrity of the NSA throughout his time as an officer and anti-corruption campaigner, the state deemed it necessary to retract the allegation and offer a sincire apology.

“In harmony with these events, the Governor’s meeting with the NSA coincided with Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi II’s six-day stay at the Kano palace, where a significant majority of district heads and kingmakers already pledged their allegiance and loyalty to the newly consolidated Kano Emirate under the leadership of the 16th Emir.

“The governor assured that Kano has been characterized by peace and tranquillity, and thus urges all residents to continue their regular activities in compliance with the rule of law.

“It was a fruitful discussion between myself and the National Security Adviser, his role is critical for the harmonious existence of our nation, so I briefed him on the recent developments in Kano,” Governor Yusuf confirmed”, the statement stated.