EKSU retains dethroned Emir Lamido Sanusi as Chancellor.

Ekiti State Government has said it will still retain the deposed Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi II, as the Chancellor of the state-owned Ekiti State University, EKSU. The state government’s position was made known by the authorities of EKSU in Ado Ekiti, via a letter it addressed to the former emir. Sanusi Lamido Sanusi II was dethroned on March 9 by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State.

Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti had appointed Sanusi as the Chancellor of Ekiti State University in 2019. A letter dated March 12, 2020, from EKSU’s management and signed by the Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Professor Eddy Olanipekun, confirmed the retention of the former emir as the Chancellor of EKSU.

The letter addressed to the former Emir said that the university would continue to recognise Lamido as the Chancellor of the university, despite his present travail. The letter titled: ‘Letter of Solidarity’, said the step was taken, owing to the university’s firm belief that Lamido’s wealth of experience would be useful to the university. It reads: “We will continue to recognise you as our Chancellor with a firm belief that your wealth of experience would undoubtedly be beneficial to our university.”

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