By Nkoli Opara (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Former Emir of Kano, Malam Muhammadu Sanusi, has disclosed his confirmation as the Khalifa of Tijjaniya in Nigeria by Sheikh Mahy Ibrahim Nyass, while on a visit to him in Senegal on Monday.
Disclosing this during a BBC Hausa interview on Tuesday, Sanusi said that a delegation of highly revered scholars came to Nigeria, on he directive of Khalifa Sheikh Mahy Nyass to consult Nigerian clerics with a view to selecting the most suitable Nigerian for the position in the country, following which he got 98 per cent endorsement from the clerics.
“As people already know, this was my grandfather’s position… The late Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi I, and all my life, I have no ambition than to inherit him. I inherited him and became the Emir of Kano and today, Almighty Allah has made it possible for me and I inherited him as Khalifa of Tijjaniyya.
“I have nothing to say but to thank Almighty Allah and seek for his guidance to help me discharge my responsibility,” he said.
However, consequent to the announcement by Sanusi of is appointment, doubts have been expressed in Islamic circles as to the authencity of his appointment from Senegal as due process was said to have been jettisoned.