The chief of staff to Muhammadu Sanusi, emir of Kano, Munir Sanusi said the emirate council is studying the content of the query issued to the monarch.
The office of the secretary to the state government (SSG) had issued a query to Sanusi on behalf of Abdullahi Ganduje, Governor of the state.
The query bordered on alleged financial misappropriation.
The chief of staff confirmed the receipt of the letter, saying the emir was asked to respond within 48 hours.
“We received the query today (Thursday). The state government has demanded the response of His Highness within 48 hours. The council is studying the content,”
The Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission had recommended the suspension of the emir after probing the emirate.
The agency said it uncovered that N3.4 billion was mismanage under Sanusi. The amount was said to have been misappropriated between 2014 and 2017.
Ganduje’s administration had recently splinted the emirate into five, whittled down emir Sanusi’s influence.
It was perceived that Ganduje may be hitting back at emir Sanusi who reportedly worked against his re-election.
The governor had denied the allegation, saying his actions were in the popular interest of the good people of Kano. The Nation report.