Sanusi, Alhaji Dr Sanusi Lamido
Source of Influence: Administration of Religious Affairs
School of Thought: Traditional Sunni
Status: Featured in current year
The 14th Fulani Emir of Kano, Sanusi succeeded his late uncle Dr Ado Bayero in 2014. He is former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), and a respected Islamic scholar who has won numerous awards. Kano was once the Hausa Kingdom of Kano, being conquered by Fulani Usman dan Fodio in 1805.