Emir Sanusi appointed Ekiti State University Chancellor

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Muhammadu Sanusi, Emir of Kano

Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II has been appointed Chancellor of Ekiti State University.

Confirming this development in an acceptance letter addressed to the Secretary to Ekiti State Government, Matawallen Kano, Aliyu Ibrahim Ahmed expressed appreciation of the Emir to Governor Kayode Fayemi for finding Sanusi worthy to be appointed as Chancellor of the state university.

He pledged that the Emir would bring his wealth of experience to bare in the development of the institution for the benefit of mankind.

EduCeleb.com reports that Sanusi, a former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria is also the Chancellor of the University of Benin in Edo State and the Skyline University of Nigeria.

He had a banker and is also a respected Islamic scholar. Sanusi received two awards from The Banker magazine: Central Bank Governor of the Year (worldwide) and Central Bank Governor of the Year for Africa.

Time magazine listed him on its list of the 100 most influential people of 2011. 

According to his Wikipedia page, Sanusi was in 2013 honoured at the third Global Islamic Finance Awards (GIFA) in Dubai for his advocacy in promoting Islamic banking and finance during his tenure as governor of Nigeria’s central bank.

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He received the Global Leadership in Islamic Finance Award 2015 as the fifth GIFA Laureate, following Tun Abdullah Badawi (2011), HRH Sultan Nazrin Shah (2012), Shaukat Aziz (2013) and Nurrsultan Nazarbayev (2014).

Sanusi was born into the Fulani Torobe (Sullubawa) clan of Kano on 31 July 1961. As the grandson of Muhammadu Sunusi, he was automatically a member of the Sullubawa clan of the Torobe Fulani.

His father, Ambassador Aminu Sanusi, was a career diplomat who was the Nigerian Ambassador to Belgium, China and Canada and the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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