|Sanusi Lamido Sanusi|
The Kano Emirate Council on Monday dismissed as false the reports that the Emir of Kano, Mallam Muhammadu Sanusi (11) inherited N4bn on ascending the throne.
It said the monarch inherited the sum of N1.8bn not N4bn.
Prior to ascending the throne, the council said it had in its coffers the sum of N2.8bn in different banks.
Walin Kano, Alhaji Mahe Wali, who addressed reporters on behalf of the emir in Kano on Monday, said out of the said amount, the council withdrew N981, 784, 503.79 for the payment of the late Alhaji Ado Bayero Royal City project, leaving a balance of N1.8bn.
Other expenditures, he explained, were the payment of N152m for the procurement of furniture for the palace, adding that after the passing of Emir Ado Bayero, his furniture were removed and distributed to his heirs in accordance with Islamic injunction.
He also said N108m was paid to the heirs of the late emir by the council in respect of his personal cars inherited by Sanusi.
Wali added that the payment of N15,458,60.00 was not for travel expenses but rather for the payment of the construction and renovation of the Fadacin Dare wing of the palace.