Former NPA Managing Director, Ado Bayero gets second sack in two months



The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II has sacked the Ciroma of Kano, Alhaji Lamido Sanusi Ado Bayero after he refused to pay homage to the emir.

Ado Bayero was on August 13 sacked by President Muhammadu Buhari after serving for barely three months as Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA).

He had been appointed to the position by former President Goodluck Jonathan on April 29, to replace the incumbent, Mallam Habib Abdullahi.

The Emir has appointed the District Head of Dala, Alhaji Nasiru Bayero to replace him as the new Ciroma.
Bayero’s sack was contained in a statement signed by the Galadiman Kano and Senior Councillor in the Emirate, Alhaji Abbas Sanusi, made available to newsmen in Kano on Wednesday.

According to the statement, the former Ciroma, who was also the District Head of Gwale, was removed following his refusal to pay homage to the Emir, since he was appointed on June 8, 2014.

“It is against the Sharia and the traditional institution for any District Head and member of the Emirate Council to refuse to pay homage to the Emir.

“The former Ciroma was a district head and a member of the Emirate council, hence the decision to remove him,” it said.

The statement added that all district heads and other traditional rulers in the state had since paid homage to the Emir with the exception of the former Ciroma.

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