The corruption allegation against the Emir of Kano,Muhammadu Sanusi 11 and balkanisation of his emirate may have gone up in flames — resolved in a handshake.
Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, and Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi has reconciled the Emir and Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
The iconoclastic monarch had publicly upbraided the Ganduje administration for obtaining foreign loans to build a bridge while millions of chicken in the state are out of school.
Swiftly, the state House of Assembly passed a bill balkanising the emirate and, ignoring a court order directing him to stay action, the Governor installed four new emirs in the state, thus reducing the jurisdiction of Sanusi.
The state government also issued a query to the Emir, accusing him of mismanaging about N3.4 billion.
All that seemed to have ended with the reconciliation at a meeting brokered by Dangote and Fayemi in Abuja on Friday.
The rapprochement, according to NAN, is contained in a statement by Ganduje’s Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Abba Anwar on Saturday.
Anwar said that after the meeting, the duo exchanged pleasantries..
“As the two leaders met, they congratulated each other for the successful completion of the Ramadan Fast and the Eid-el-Fitr celebration.
“Both leaders spoke and urged all Muslims to continue with the good teachings and spirit of the Fasting period of the Month of Ramadan.
“Emir Sanusi seized the opportunity to congratulate Gov. Ganduje for the victory in his second term in office. He also wished the governor successful tenure in office.”
He said: “For healthier relationship between the two institutions of government and Kano Emirate Council, the dialogues will continue.”