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Kano people are satisfied with return of Emir Sanusi, says Dantiye

Kano people are satisfied with return of Emir Sanusi, says Dantiye

Most people in Kano are satisfied with the recent decision taken by the state government, returning Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, as the 16th Emir of Kano, authorities in the state have said.

Baba Dantiye, the Kano State commissioner for information, revealed this in a statement made available to journalists Monday.

He said that contrary to what he described as misleading information being propagated by some sections of the media alleging violent protests in some parts of the state regarding the recent abrogation of the four emirates and reinstatement of His Highness, Muhammadu Sunusi II as the Emir of Kano, Kano has remained peaceful.

“While the government is aware of isolated incidents in a few areas by a handful of small children and hired miscreants and thugs, these do not in any way reflect the overall situation. “These hired unpatriotic individuals were only aiming to destabilize the state for the personal gain and selfish interests of their paymasters. “The great majority of Kano state’s citizens have shown remarkable restraints and understanding of the sincere action of the state government.

“It also behoves to reiterate that the decision by the administration of Abba Kabir Yusuf to legally abrogate the emirates and reinstate the 14th Emir of Kano State was made after careful consideration of the best interests of the state.

“The move has been welcomed by a significant portion of the populace who understands and cherishes the long-term benefits of a unified emirate structure.

“It is however evident that some political actors are manipulating the situation to create chaos and unrest. These elements use the media to spread false narratives and incite public disorder.

“Their actions and those of their agents are not representative of the genuine feelings of the citizens of Kano State but are instead driven by selfish ulterior motives.

“The administration of Abba Kabir Yusuf remains steadfast in its commitment to maintaining peace and stability in Kano State. “The government will not renege in its responsibility to take all measures to ensure that law and order are upheld and the rights of the citizens are protected.

The general public is therefore urged to disregard the sensational and grossly exaggerated media reports and support the efforts of the government to create a more cohesive and unified state while calling on the media to exercise responsible journalism and verify facts before publishing any report that has the potential to cause unnecessary tension”, the statement further stated