The Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum and Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi has pitched tent with the Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, against the Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje.
This is the message he appeared to have sent by appointing the Emir as the new Chancellor of the state-owned Ekiti State University (EKSU), Ado Ekiti.
The Head, Directorate of Information and Corporate Affairs in the institution, Mr Bode Olofinmuagun, on Monday confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Ado Ekiti, but did not give details.
The traditional ruler replaces the Alara of Aramoko Ekiti, Oba Adegoke Olu Adeyemi who held the office for four years during the last administration of former Gov. Ayo Fayose.
NAN learnt that consequent upon Sanusi’s appointment, management of the institution had paid homage to the Emir in his palace.
It was also gathered that the Emir had since accepted the offer, through a letter addressed to the government by the Matawallen Kano, Alhaji Ibrahim Ahmed.
The letter by the Emir, thanked Gov Kayode Fayemi and the state government for the honour, promising to use his influence and wealth of experience to advance the course of the university.