The former Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, has reacted to claims that he is planning to relocate to Azare town in Bauchi from Lagos state.
According to Leadership, Sanusi described the report as nothing but fake news propagated by some media platforms in Nigeria.
However, the dethroned monarch admitted that the Azare emirate has sent him a request pleading that he should take the town as his new residence.
A former member of Sanusi’s council said that the former monarch will be relocating to the Oxford University in the United Kingdom (UK) on fellowship.
The former council member said: “This is because the Emirate of Azare and the entire populace have shown him love and even right from the beginning after his dethronement, went ahead to ask him to relocate there, looking at the historical background of how his grandfather resided since his dethronement.”
Earlier, it was reported that Sanusi would be going back to school after he was offered a fellowship programme at Oxford University.
The development was announced by the varsity’s management committee of the African studies after the former emir’s request was granted.
Sanusi would resume in the centre in October for the 2020-2021 academic year and use the period to write a book based on his experience as a banker, public analyst, economy expert and former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor.
According to Oxford University, Sanusi who served as the CBN governor from 2009 to 2014 “intends to use the period of his affiliation to write a book around the theme: ‘Central Bank Response to Global Financial Crisis: A Case Study of the Central Bank of Nigeria 2009-2013.”
In other news, Sanusi II accepted the appointments offered him by the Kaduna state government.
The former emir’s acceptance of the appointments was contained in a statement signed by Muyiwa Adekeye who is the media aide to Governor El-Rufai on Wednesday, March 11.