The Kano State House of Assembly yesterday suspended its probe of the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II. The House resolved to drop the probe after the state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, pleaded for truce through a letter read by the speaker, Kabiru Alhassan Rirum, on the floor of the House.
The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) commends Governor Ganduje for demonstrating statesmanship. We also give kudos to the Speaker and the honourable members of the state’s House of Assembly for manifesting political maturity and high level of discipline.
Kano city is the economic hub of the North whose growth should be promoted at all times. We therefore appeal to the State Governor, the lawmakers, the Emir and Islamic scholars in the state to always find in-house solutions to issues in the interest of peace, law and order.
MURIC expresses delight in the peaceful resolution of the crisis. We acknowledge the outstanding contributions of the Emir to the introduction of the Islamic banking system in Nigeria, his immense exposure to the Shari’ah legal system and his passion for the advancement of Islam. Nonetheless, we call on Emir Sanusi to always carry along Kano State authorities and Islamic scholars in the state and other parts of Northern Nigeria in his deliberations.
We thank all those who intervened in the imbroglio especially His Eminence the Sultan of Sokoto and President-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III.
In conclusion, we appeal for cohesion among Northern leaders and charge them to utilize the various mechanisms available in the region to resolve issues without externalizing them because every little incident in the North has far-reaching impact on Islamdom in Nigeria.
Professor Ishaq Akintola,
Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC)
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