PHOTOS: Abba Yusuf meets Ribadu amid Kano emirship tussle

Abba Yusuf, governor of Kano, has met with Nuhu Ribadu, the national security adviser (NSA), amid the emirship tussle.

The Kano governor visited Ribadu in his office in Abuja on Thursday.

In a post on his X account, the Kano governor shared a picture of himself and the NSA.

“I had a fruitful engagement with the National Security Adviser, Malam Nuhu Ribadu, this afternoon in Abuja,” the Kano governor wrote.


The visit is coming days after Aminu Gwarzo, deputy governor of Kano, accused Ribadu of allegedly facilitating the return of Ado Bayero, the dethroned Emir of Kano, to the palace by providing him with two private jets.

Ribadu denied the allegation while threatening to sue Gwarzo.

Afterwards, the deputy governor apologised to the NSA and retracted his earlier comments.


On May 23, Yusuf reinstated Muhammadu Sanusi as the Emir of Kano after he signed the bill that repealed the Emirate Council Law of 2019.

The Kano governor dethroned Ado Bayero and the other four Emirs, who were appointed in line with the 2019 law.

On May 25, Bayero arrived Kano to a hero’s welcome from his supporters.

Subsequently, the Kano governor ordered the arrest of the dethroned Emir for “creating tension in the state”.


Protests also broke out in some parts of the state over the dethronement of Bayero.

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