Kano - The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II has sacked Chiroma of Kano, Alhaji Sanusi Bayero.
The Emir has appointed the District Head of Dala, Alhaji Nasiru Bayero to replace him as the new Chiroma.
This is contained in a statement signed by the Galadiman Kano and Senior Councillor in the Emirate, Alhaji Abbas Sanusi, made available to newsmen in Kano on Wednesday.
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According to the statement, the former Chiroma, who was also the District Head of Gwale, was removed following his refusal to pay homage to the Emir, since he was appointed on June 8, 2014.
"It is against the Sharia and the traditional institution for any District Head and member of the Emirate Council to refuse to pay homage to the Emir.
"The former Chiroma was a district head and a member of the Emirate council, hence the decision to remove him," it said.
The statement added that all district heads and other traditional rulers in the state had since paid homage to the Emir with the exception of the former Chiroma.