IBB Counsels FG On Sanusi

ibb67Former Military President, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (rtd) has stated that the Federal Government has no role to play in the appointment of traditional rulers in the country even as he noted that it was the responsibility of the state government to appoint Emir of Kano.

IBB, as he is fondly called, who spoke on the backdrop of controversy surrounding the selection of a new Emir of Kano, congratulated former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Malam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi on his emergence as the new Emir, saying it was an act of God.

On the alleged involvement of the Federal Government in the siege on the emir’s palace in Kano, the former military dictator, who spoke from his uphill residence in Minna, Niger State on Thursday, said: “I am glad you used that word alleged, as an elder statesman, I don’t work on allegation. Fortunately, I have ask them both the federal and state government to know exactly what is happening”.

According to IBB, “I think everybody has a particular function. I don’t believe the federal government has a role to play in the appointment of the Emir or something as long as the due process is followed by the state government. We have no option than to accept the outcome of the process. I appeal to the people in the name of this country to give peace a chance. Everything cannot be settled if peace did not reign”.

On the protest against that greeted the appointment of Lamido he said, “For someone like me I think it is a normal tradition. We found this happening in quite a number of places; there was a case like that before back in the 60s. I think what is most important is that we need to realise that whatever you don’t get in the peace time you can’t get it when there is no peace. God made him the Emir and so I don’t see why people cannot come together and support who is the Emir in the interest of the state and for the interest of this country.

“Well, I also want to congratulate the new Emir who happens to be from the same family with the former Emir; they are all children of Malam Ibrahim Dabo so I want to congratulate the present one and to pray that he should live up to the expectation of the majority of the people”.

He stated that his prayer for the new Emir of Kano is for God to grant him the wisdom and knowledge to perform or even supersede his grandfather and his late uncle Alhaji Ado Bayero, who he described as a distinguished Emir.


  1. IBB plz go n sleep thought u got some reasonable things to offer , whether federal , state or local govt , govt is govt . After all they wer sll fed from same govt purse . Thought u would ve advise them to look 4 sm1 that got good relationship wt d federal govt to help lift masses out of poverty. We r in 21st century Mr IBB . U can’t crown an enemy of govt n expect great things to happen. Enemies of Nigeria would u say this If u happens to b d current president ? What did u say when Abacha Fired one of d sokoto sultans? Devil’s Advocate


  3. Idiots who talk about Abacha removing the sultan have forgotten that Nigeria was not a democratic government at that time. You idiots should support someone preaching for peace and allow the kano people to live in peace with their new emir.

  4. IBB. I Respect & Salute yr courage 2 come out & say d TRUTH. That is usually expected 4rm pple like u, sir. Lete 2 use this medium 2 CONGRATULATE the incoming Emir. May ALLAAH GUIDE & PROTECT U. ALLAH Ya ja zamnin SARKI

  5. God bless you sir. GEJ is just an uneducated drunkard who has no business running the affairs of our great nation. Lets unite and drive out this Joker come 2015. He is such an ill wind for our great nation.

  6. IBB,na you dey talk or ur twin brother? Hao,wonder shall never end.Na u dey preach “peace”shoooo.Just make sure u extend that your ” peace” preaching reach your partner in crime”Abubakar”(boko).Make you allow peace for naija.I take God beg you

  7. may l beggin by thanking god allmighty to whom all praise is due to him and who made everytin today possible i pray to him to guide all what we will do today and always.lBB i respect and salute ur courage 2 come out and tell nigeria wat pple felt 2 understand.lBB may the speacial bless of god protect u .congratulation the new emir of kano may allah guide u and protect u 4rm ur enemy