BEVERLY HILLS, April 14, (THEWILL) – Daughter of Emir Muhammad Sanusi of Kano, Shahida Sanusi, has stated that her father, who she described as a fighter for progress, has always been embroiled in one controversy or the other.
She pointed out that although the former CBN governor had always wanted to be Emir, he will gladly let go of the royalty if the throne stands in the way of him speaking the truth.
Sanusi had in recent times made headlines over some candid views that have attracted criticisms. He has also spoken against some of the policies of the Buhari administration.
Shahida, who represented her father at the first annual Chibok Girls lecture held on Friday, said the monarch believes in the truth and had dedicated his life to same.
“My father is not afraid of giving up his throne if it stands in the way of speaking the truth. Those who think that my father would keep quiet because he wants to hold on to his throne, I think they don’t know my father.
“I know that he has always wanted to be the emir of Kano but to him, if it comes between what is right, what his conscience tells him and choosing the throne, he would happily give up the throne.
“My father has always been a part of one controversy or the other and it’s normal for us. We are not scared anymore.
“And honestly, he has been a source of inspiration and pride. He never fails to fight. He fights for progress, liberty, justice and equality. Those who think they know my father should know that he will never be silenced by blackmail and intimidation.
“He lost his position once as the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and I remember his quote that you can suspend a man but you can never suspend the truth. I know he does not mind being the most unpopular emir so long he speaks the truth.”
The lecture was organised by the Bring Back Our Girls, BBOG, advocacy group which has been clamouring for the release of the Chibok schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram insurgents three years ago.
SOURCE: The Nigerian Voice (local news)