Mujtaba Abba, half-brother of deposed emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, has resigned from the Kano emirate council.
Mr Abba, who is also Sanusi’s principal private secretary, voluntarily relinquished his traditional title of ‘Falakin Kano’.
Abba tendered his resignation in a letter written to the secretary of the Kano emirate council, he journalists on Tuesday.
Sanusi appointed Abba himself and elevated him to the position after he (Sanusi) left his uncle, Isa Sanusi, who was the first person to hold the post in Kano emirate.
“I write formally to inform you that from Monday, March 9th, 2020, I have voluntarily resigned my position from principal private secretary of Sarkin Kano Muhammad Sanusi ll. In addition, I have also voluntarily relinquished the title of Falakin Kano,” the letter read.
“I hereby wish to express my sincere gratitude to the emirate council for offering me opportunity to serve and I also thank the entire staff of the emirate council for the cooperation they rendered to me during the period of my service. Please accept the assurance of my esteemed regards always.”
Sanusi is on exile in Nasarawa State after he was dethroned on Monday by Kano State Government.