The management of the Ekiti State University (EKSU), Ado Ekiti, has retained the appointment of the deposed Emir of Kano, Lamido Sanusi, as the Chancellor of the institution in spite of his dethronement.
The former emir was deposed by the governor of Kano State, Alhaji Abdullahi Ganduje, on Monday for alleged insubordination.
Governor Kayode Fayemi appointed Sanusi Lamido Sanusi Chancellor of the university in 2019.
The institution, in a letter dated 12th March, 2020, and signed by the Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof Eddy Olanipekun, and addressed to the former emir, said the university will continue to recognise Sanusi as the Chancellor of the university despite his present situation.
A copy of the eight-paragraph letter marked VC/C-11/VOL.1/001 and entitled: ‘Letter of Solidarity’, and sighted by our correspondent indicated the decision was as a result the university’s firm belief that Sanusi’s intellectual prowess and wealth of experience would be useful to the development of the institution.
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The university, which sympathised with Sanusi on his dethronement, said the deposed emir’s rulership will forever remain a reference point in the history of the Kano Emirate.
The letter reads in part: “We will continue to recognise you as our Chancellor with a firm belief that your wealth of experience would undoubtedly be beneficial to our university.
“The news of your dethronement rendered the entire university community devastated and that has gone to confirm the assertion that only God gives power and at the same time relieves, if He so wishes.
“The university acknowledges the fact that you had done your best, within the limited time God availed you on the throne.
“The governing council, Senate, staff and students of EKSU where you serve as Chancellor want to identify with you at this critical moment of your life.
“We will also like to reassure you of our unflinching support and cooperation as you traverse a new terrain”
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