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Muhammed Sanusi was named as a board member of The Kaduna State Investment Promotion Agency (KADIPA), barely 24 hours after his dethronement as the Emir of Kano.

He has also been appointed as the Chancellor of the Kaduna State University (KASU).

The deposed Kano Emir is now the second chancellor of the university after the pioneer Chancellor, Tagwai Sambo, the Chief of Moro’a.

The latest appointment was communicated via a statement from the Kaduna Government House.

The statement made available to newsmen by Muyiwa Adekeye, special adviser to Governor El-Rufai on media and communicatons, reads: “On behalf of the government and people of Kaduna State, Malam Nasir El-Rufai is delighted to appoint His Highness, Muhammadu Sanusi II as the Chancellor of the Kaduna State University. In public life, His Highness has demonstrated a strong commitment to education.

“The Kaduna State Government has no doubt that as Chancellor, His Highness Muhammadu Sanusi, would provide symbolic and substantive leadership in raising the profile of KASU as an emerging centre of learning on the national and global level.

“This appointment of the new chancellor comes at an exciting moment for KASU which is transiting to a multicampus structure with presence across the state.

“HH Muhammadu Sanusi II replaces the pioneer Chancellor, HH Malam Tagwai Sambo, the Chief of Moro’a, who has served in that role since 2005. Governor El-Rufai has conveyed the profound appreciation of the government to HH Malam Tagwai Sambo for the long years of distinguished service to KASU and the state.

“Malam Nasir El-Rufai welcomes with gratitude the consent of His Highness Muhammadu Sanusi to serve as Chancellor of KASU and as Vice-Chairman of the board of KADIPA.

Sanusi, also a former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, was dethroned and replaced with his in-law, Ado Bayero.

The Kano state Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, accused him of insubordination, an allegation that prompted the dethronement of Monday.

While some saw the action of Ganduje as a political witch-hunt, others refer

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