Kano Emirate Saga; Emir Sanusi Replies Ganduje’s Query

In response to the query issued to the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, the Kano Emirate Council has replied the query issued by the governor Abdullahi Ganduje-led administration.

In the letter signed by the Secretary to the Kano Emirate Council, the Emir categorically debunk the allegation of misappropriation, saying there was nothing as such under his watch.

“I am directed to refer to your letter No. SSG/OFF/03/V.I, dated June 6th, 2019 to which was attached a copy of the report of the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Chairman containing some allegations of financial misappropriation of the sum of N3.4 billion by the Kano Emirate Council.

You may wish to note that at the time His Highness was appointed Sarkin Kano, the exact amount in the account of the Kano Emirate Council was N1,893,378,923.38 (One Billion Eight Hundred and Ninety Three Million, Three Hundred and Seventy Eight Thousand, Nine Hundred and Twenty Seven Naira, Thirty Eight Kobo Only).

It is also important to note that His Highness, Sarkin Kano is not the Accounting Officer of the Kano Emirate Council, but the Secretary of the Council. We thank you for giving us the opportunity to respond to the various allegations contained in the report and accordingly give our responses as per the attached.

Please accept our best regards.

The response by the Emirate Council became necessary following a probe by the Kano Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission, the emirate had been accused of misappropriating N3.4billion between 2014 and 2017 by the state government.

A peace and re conciliatory meeting had however ensued between the Emir and the governor earlier today in Abuja. The Emirate still deemed it fit to answer the query afterwards, the meeting was championed by the billionaire business mogul, Aliko Dangote.

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