Biography Intro: Muhammadu Sanusi II is the 14thEmir of Kano, who was crowned on 8 June 2014 after the death of his granduncle Ado Bayero (who died on 6 June 2014). Emir Sanusi was a banker and former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria. He was appointed on 3 June 2009 for a five-year term, but was suspended from office by President Goodluck Jonathan on 20 February 2014 after he accused the government of a $20 billion fraud in the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria from 2009-14, was crowned Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II on 9 June 2014, becoming the 14th Emir of the state.
NAME: Muhammadu Sanusi Lamido
DATE OF BIRTH: 31 July 1961
PLACE OF BIRTH: Kano State, Nigeria
FATHER: Ambassador Aminu Sanusi, Chiroman Kano
MOTHER: Hajiya Hafsat Aminu
MARRIED TO: Sadiya Ado Bayero, Maryam, and Rakiya
EDUCATION: Sanusi received his primary education at St. Anne’s Catholic Primary School in Kakuri, Kaduna from 1967 to 1972, where he obtained his First School Leaving Certificate. He then attended King’s College, Lagos, where he graduated in 1977. Sanusi was offered provisional admission to Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) in Zaria, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in economics in 1981. He received a master’s degree in economics from the school in 1983, and taught there until 1985. Sanusi studied at the International University of Africa in Khartoum, receiving a degree in Islamic law. He was posted to Gongola State (now Adamawa and Taraba States) for his mandatory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) service.