A video circulating online captures the moment Late Abubakar Rimi, who was a former governor in Kano state during the Nigerian second republic, spoke about the place of traditional rulers in the society.
Information Nigeria recalls Presidential aide on digital/new media, Tolu Ogunlesi,
noted that sitting governors could dethrone anybody as that is the way the system is made up and the state leaders have the power to do so.
This is coming after the current governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Ganduje, dethroned the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II on Monday.
In the video which was taken years back, Rimi made it known that the traditional rulers are public servants working in public offices and can be removed anytime as they are “working under the directives of their local government chairmen”.
The late governor passed away following an attack by armed robbers in 2010.
Watch the video below:
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nigerian second republic speaking about the place of traditional rulers in the society. The late governor died following an attack by armed robbers. This is what government thinks of every traditional ruler in Nigeria. They are civil servants and can be removed anytime. As long as they keep earning salaries and paying homage to governors they can be removed. Every one of them.