The 14th Fulani Emir of Kano, the second highest Muslim authority in the land (the Sultan of Sokoto being the first),Sanusi succeeded his late uncle Dr Ado Bayero in 2014. He is the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and a respected Islamic scholar who has won numerous awards. He has pointed out corruption in previous governments, pushed for an end to child marriage and been a target for Boko Haram.
Source of Influence: Administration of Religious Affairs
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