Meet Sanusi Ado Bayero, The Amiable Prince Who Lost to Lamido Sanusi
Welcome to the world of Alhaji Lamido Sanusi Ado Bayero, who lost to Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi in the race for the emir of Kano.
Born on April 1, 1956, Bayero is a lawyer and an accomplished professional who attended Rano boarding Primary school, Kano between 1963 and 1969 where he had his First School Leaving Certificate. From there he proceded to Rumfa College, Kano from 1969 to 1973 and later went to Government College, Birin Kudu from 1973 to1975 where he had his Ordinary Levels Certificate (O’ Level Certificate).
After writing French in his WAEC Exams, Bayero proceded to do a Diploma in French from Ecole International De La Langue Francoise, Paris from 1976 to 1979. He speaks French fluently now.
He furthered his educational Career in College of Arts & science to obtain A’ level Certificate between 1975 and 1976. Then between 1977 to 1979, he bagged a Diploma in Law from the Institute of Administration Kongo, Zaria before going to Ahmadu Bello University for his Bachelor’s Degree in Law (BL) which he did between 1979 and 1983. In 1984 he was called to bar.
Before he joined the race to succeed his father as the Emir of Kano, he was Principal Partner of Lamido & Co, a law firm which he established in 1986.
His work career actually started as a lecturer in the Kaduna State Polytechnic where he did his national youth service between 1984 and 1985.
He became State counsel in the Ministry of Justice Gidan Murtala Kano in 1985 and served there for two years from where he moved to become the Legal Adviser/Company Secretary of Kano State Investment and Properties between 1988 and 1989.
He served as a Director General, Kano State Council of Chiefs (1991 to 1993), Director General Special Duties in the Kano State Government (1993 to 1996), and District Head /Council member Kano Emirate Council.
Between 1996 to 2000, Bayero was the permanent Secretary Kano State Ministry of Information, Youths and Culture.
He became the Chairman of City Walls & Gates in 1995, a position he still occupies, in addition to serving as a Director of Briscoe Nigeria Limited and International Energy Insurance Plc.
He loves reading, playing squash, travelling, farming and horse-riding.
The Chiroman Kano is not your typical Nigerian royal; he is on facebook.
He joined facebook on March 9, 2011 and implored his followers to drop their messages in English for the sake of those who do not speak Hausa. He appears to be a bridge-builder. He wrote: “I say Barka da zuwa to everyone… As long as I love your comments concerning Chiroman Kano, I will also appreciate it if you can translate your comments in English for the sake of people who are outside the Northern region and Nigeria who do not understand Hausa, since it is all about declaring a man of purpose and integrity to the world… Long live Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Ado Bayero… Thank you all.”
As a member of the Royal Family of the ancient City of Kano State, He understands that it is imperative to know the need to be an upright citizen of Great Nigeria which he is and a good example of subjects to follow.
“As a man of culture and vast experience in different cultures, the Chiroman Kano, is a member of the Doha Conference on Inter-Cultural and Civilization Dialogue. He speaks fluently 4 languages: English, French, Arabic and Hausa.
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