Muhammad Sanusi II, a former emir of Kano, has been turbaned as the leader of Tijaniyya Islamic sect in Nigeria.
Sanusi was turbaned as the Khalifa of Tijaniyya sect in Nigeria by Sheikh Mahi Ibrahim Inyass, grand Khalifa of Tijaniyya movement, in Senegal on Sunday.
Auwal Shuaib, Secretary-General of the Tijaniyya movement of Nigeria, confirmed the development in a statement.
The former emir was announced as the leader of the Tijaniyya sect at its annual gathering in Sokoto in March.
The statement read: “The Grand Khalifa of Tijjaniyya Sheikh Mahi Ibrahim Inyass, officially makes announcement of appointing former Emir of Kano, Alh Muhammad Sanusi II, as Grand Khalifa in Nigeria.
“We pray Almighty Allah to guide him towards discharging his duties and make it beneficial to mankind, Amin.”
The development comes one year after Abdullahi Ganduje, Kano governor, deposed Sanusi as the emir of Kano.