Sanusi Lamido Sanusi Biography, Age, Early Life, Career, Net Worth And More

Sanusi Lamido Sanusi Biography
Sanusi Lamido Sanusi (Muhammad Sanusi II), was until the 9th of March, 2020 the Emir of Kano. He ascended the throne in 2014, following the death of his granduncle, Ado Bayero.
He was the 14th Emir of Kano and served as the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria prior to his accession. He was also suspended by the Goodluck Jonathan, the former president of Nigeria after raising the alarm on the US$20 billion NNPC scandal.
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Sanusi Lamido Sanusi Profile

Before we continue, here's a quick run down on Sanusi Lamido Sanusi's biography and a few things you'd love to know about him:
Full name: Sanusi Lamido Sanusi
Regnal name: Muhammad Sanusi II
Date of birth: 31st July, 1961
Age: 58 years
Place of birth: Kano
Parents: Aminu Sanusi (father) and Saudatu Hussain (mother)
Nationality: Nigeria
State of origin: Kano State
Spouse(s): Sadiya Ado Bayero, Maryam, Rakiya, Sa'adatu Musdafa
Occupation: Banking
Net Worth

Sanusi Lamido Sanusi Biography, Date Of Birth, Early Life And Family

Sanusi Lamido Sanusi (Muhammad Sanusi II) was born on the 31st of July, 1961 to Aminu Sanusi and Saudatu Hussain in Kano State, Nigeria. His father, who was a career diplomat served as the Nigerian ambassador to Canada, China and Belgium. He also served in the Ministry of foreign affairs as the permanent secretary.
His grandfather, Muhammadu Sanusi I was the Emir of Kano from 1953 until 1963 when he was deposed by his cousin, Sir Ahmadu Bello.


Sanusi Lamido Sanusi had his secondary education at the prestigious King's College, Lagos. In 1977, immediately after leaving King's College, he secured admission to study at Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria where he obtained a bachelor's degree in Economics.
He also obtained a masters degree from the institution, and lectured at the Faculty of Economics.

Banking Career

Sanusi was in 1985, hired by Icon Limited and Barings Bank. He joined United Bank for Africa in 1997, working in the credit and risk management division but later rose to the the position of general manager.
In 2005, he became the executive director in charge of risk and management control at First Bank of Nigeria. In 2009, Sanusi became the first northern Nigerian to head the bank after he was appointed CEO.
In 2009, during the regime of President Umaru Yar'Adua, Sanusi was appointed as the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria. He held the position until 20th February, 2014 when he got suspended by President Goodluck Jonathan after raising the alarm on the US$20 billion NNPC scandal. He was replaced by Dr. Sarah Alade.

Emir of Kano

Sanusi Lamido Sanusi ascended the throne as Emir of Kano on 8th June, 2014, after he was selected to replace his granduncle, Ado Bayero. His appointment wasn't free of controversies, as a number of people believed it was a politically-motivated move, made to avoid fraud charges from his tenure at the central bank.
Many people who expected Bayero's son to succeed him as emir, protested Sanusi's appointment. He was however crowed Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II on 9th June, 2014.

During Sanusi's reign, he broke royal traditions by speaking out on government policies. He criticized the Kano State government of misplaced priorities. A few years later, his council was under investigation for corruption.
In 2019, Kano State Government signed the Kano Emirs Appointment and Deposition Amendment Bill 2019, after its passage by the State Assembly. The bill, which was assented to by Governor Umar Ganduje was seeking the creation of four first-class Emirate Councils in the State.
The new bill whittled down the Sanusi's influence, while giving him control over only 10 out of the 44 local government areas in the state.
On 9th March, 2020, Kano State Government announced the removal of Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sunusi II. The announcement was made by Alhaji Usman Alhaji, the secretary to the state Government who also said that a new emir will soon be appointed.

Sanusi Lamido Sanusi Net Worth

We're yet to get Sanusi Lamido Sanusi's net worth but will update this article immediately we get it from a credible source. He is obviously one of the richest bankers in Nigeria having worked for a number of Nigerian banks. He has also handled several positions, both politically and otherwise.

Social Media Handles

There are so many accounts on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook posing to be Sanusi's but none has been proven to belong to him.
We'd update you when we get access to his official handles, but till then, discard the tweets and posts from the fake accounts all around the web.

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