Kano: Sanusi receives allegiance of 40 district heads, council members 

The 16th Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammadu Sanusi II,   weekend presided over the first emirate council meeting of district heads and senior traditional council members at the Gidan Rumfa palace. 

No fewer than 40 district heads and significant figures among the senior council members renewed their allegiance to the new emir and tension around the authentic emir in the state has finally fizzled out. 

Upon taking up residence in the palace, 40 district heads and council members prostrated themselves before him, signifying their official endorsement of his position as the emir of Kano.

Notable among those that paid homage were the five kingmakers, including Madaki, Wali, Makama, Sarkin Bai, and Sarkin Dawaki Mai tuta.

Others included Waziri, Turaki, Sarkin Shanu, Danburan, Dan İsa, Dan Lawan Dan Amar Magajin Gari, Dan Majen, Dan Kade, Matawalle, Sarkin Fulanin Jaidanawa, Magajin Malam, Dokaji, and Dandarman Kano.

The remaining were Marafa, Dallatu, Magajin Rafi, Sarkin Fada, Bunun, Baura, Dan Madamin, Dan Galadima, Talba, San Turaki, Dangoriba, Dan Maliki, Falaki, Yarima, Baraya, Zanna, Yan Daka, Fagaci, Dan Masani, and Wakilin Barden Kano paid their respects.

The emir subsequently met with a group and several interest groups including the vigilante, women organisations, private individuals and well-wishers who had gathered at the palace to show their respect and loyalty.

Prior to the council meeting, Emir Sanusi was greeted with admiration and jubilation as he emerged in ground style on a white royal horse from his inner palace in the famous Gidan Rumfa, acknowledging warm greetings from his subjects.