The immediate past Governor of Nigeria’s Central Bank, Lamido Sanusi has been named as the new emir of the powerful Kano emirate to succeed late Ado Bayero.

Mr. Sanusi’s appointment was announced on Sunday by the Governor of Kano state, Rabiu Kwankwaso in an address in his office. The announcement followed the recommendation of the four members of the Kingmaker council who nominated the new emir to the governor.

The four kingmakers who nominated Mr. Sanusi include the Makaman Kano, Sarki Ibrahim, the Sarki Bai, Alhaji Adnana, the Sarki Dawaki Mai Tuta, Bello Abubakar, and the Madakin Kano Yusuf Na Buhari.