The Ekiti State Government on Friday retained the dethroned Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido, as the Chancellor of the state owned Ekiti State University, (EKSU).
The government’s position was disclosed in a letter the university authorities sent to the deposed monarch.
The Kano State government had on Monday dethroned Sanusi as Emir of the ancient city for allegedly disrespecting governor Abdullahi Ganduje and other constituted authorities in the state.
Governor Kayode Fayemi appointed Sanusi as EKSU Chancellor last year.
A letter dated March 12, 2020 and signed by the EKSU Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Eddy Olanipekun, confirmed the retention of the deposed Emir as the university Chancellor.
The university management said it would continue to recognise Lamido as the institution’s Chancellor despite his present travail.
In the document titled: “Letter of Solidarity,” the EKSU management said it took the decision because of its firm belief that Sanusi’s wealth of experience would be useful to the university.
It read: “We will continue to recognise you as our Chancellor with a firm belief that your wealth of experience would undoubtedly be beneficial to our university.”
“The news of your dethronement rendered the entire university community devastated and that has gone to confirm the assertion that only God gives power and at the same time relieves, if he so wishes.
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“The university acknowledges the fact that you had done your best within the limited time God availed you on the throne.
“On behalf of the Governing Council, Senate, staff and students of EKSU, where you are currently serving as the Chancellor, we want to identify with you at this critical moment of your life.
“We will also like to reassure you of our unflinching support and cooperation as you traverse a new terrain.”
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