The Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado-Bayero, on Monday, re-appointed Alhaji Aminu Danagundi as the new Sarkin Dawaki Babba 17-years after he was removed as one of the state’s kingmakers.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Chieftaincy Affairs, Tijjani Mailafiya, confirmed this to journalists in Kano.
According to him, the Kano State government has received a letter from the Emirate Council seeking the reappointment of Danagundi.
Mailafiya said the Emir had decided to reappoint the Danagundi as a traditional titleholder.
Danagundi was removed as Sarkin Dawaki Maituta by the monarch’s late Father, Ado Bayero, in 2003.
According to the governor’s aide, such an appointment, which is higher than his earlier position, is aimed at reconciling the Emirate Council, which had suffered decades of legal tussles.
He said the re-appointment of Danagundi and that of the Emir’s eldest brother, Sunusi Lamido, as Wambai of Kano was a clear testimony that the Emirate Council had taken a new broader dimension.
Mailafiya said: “Yes, we are in receipt of a letter seeking the reappointment of Danagundi as Dawaki Babba and soon the government will respond positively to the request because it is good for the state.”
He added that the government was happy that the Emirate Council had taken a bold reconciliatory move with the two appointments.