Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II has responded to a query issued to him by the Kano state Government.
The state government had issued the query following the report of the Kano Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission which accused the emirate of misappropriating N3.4billion between 2014 and 2017.
The commission consequently recommended the suspension of the Emir.
According to TheCable, the Emir, in the letter signed by acting secretary of Kano emirate council, Abba Yusuf, said there was nothing like misappropriation under him.
Below is the content of the letter as obtained by TheCable:
I am directed to refer to your letter No. SSG/OFF/03/V.I, dated June 6th, 2019 to which was attached a copy of the report of the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Chairman containing some allegations of financial misappropriation of the sum of N3.4 billion by the Kano Emirate Council.
You may wish to note that at the time His Highness was appointed Sarkin Kano, the exact amount in the account of the Kano Emirate Council was N1,893,378,923.38 (One Billion Eight Hundred and Ninety Three Million, Three Hundred and Seventy Eight Thousand, Nine Hundred and Twenty Seven Naira, Thirty Eight Kobo Only).
It is also important to note that His Highness, Sarkin Kano is not the Accounting Officer of the Kano Emirate Council, but the Secretary of the Council. We thank you for giving us the opportunity to respond to the various allegations contained in the report and accordingly give our responses as per the attached.
Please accept our best regards.
The emir was asked to respond within 48 hours.
Recall that earlier today a statement from the Governor’s office confirmed that Governor Umar Ganduje and Emir Sanusi II had settled their rift.