“Hausa man must change his thinking or live to cry” – Muhammadu Sanusi II | #MondayQuotes

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This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series Monday Quotes S01

Revered Kano monarch, Muhammadu Sanusi II admonished his subjects to change their ways of doing things in the wake of the kidnapped Kano kids

Recently, nine Kano kids were kidnapped, sold in Onitsha, Anambra state and converted to Christianity, but rejoined to their parents in Kano by the Nigerian police. Hence revered Kano monarch, Muhammadu Sanusi II, has admonished his subjects to change the way they think and stop apportioning blames for their shortcomings.

Sanusi said: “On the issue of abducted Kano children, I have been speaking with Obi of Onitsha on the issue. We are keeping track on the issue.

“Hausa man must change his thinking or live to cry” – Muhammadu Sanusi II - #MondayQuotes
“Hausa man must change his thinking or live to cry” – Muhammadu Sanusi II – #MondayQuotes

“We heard all manner of outrage against the Igbos that our children were stolen. Did the Igbo kidnappers enter into your house to abduct the child? Or, did you allow your child to roam in the street aimlessly?

“We must tell ourselves the truth. When the first parents reported the case of their missing children to me, I said, had I got the powers I would have sent the parents to jail.

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“I even directed that the commissioner of police should be asked if we have any law called criminal negligence. Don’t we have such a law? Whoever comes to report abduction of his 4-year-old child while playing deserves to be jailed. Criminal negligence!

“Hausa man must change his thinking. We will always apportion blame on Igbos, Yoruba, when it is actually our fault.

“Now, make attempt to abduct a child in Onitsha and see if you will find one available. Is this not true? Do they leave their 3 to 4-year-old children roaming in the street begging?

“If you can’t feed your family, don’t send your child to beg on your behalf. If we continue to live in self-denial, we will live to cry, shifting blame.

“I am not saying others are not guilty, I know tomorrow people will start saying I am blaming parents for abduction of their children. I know my statement is always misconstrued. I did not say they are not guilty, but Hausa man himself observed in a proverb that ‘if the fly is stubborn, the candy is sweet.”

Brief Biography of Muhammadu Sunusi II

Muhammadu Sanusi II (CON) was born Sanusi Lamido Sanusi on 31 July 1961. He is the 14th Emir of Kano, who was crowned on 8 June 2014 after the death of his granduncle Ado Bayero (25 July 1930–6 June 2014). Emir Sanusi was a banker and former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria. He was appointed on 3 June 2009 for a five-year term, but was suspended from office by the then President of Nigeria Goodluck Jonathan on 20 February 2014 after Sanusi accused the government of a $20 billion fraud in the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

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Sanusi is the grandson of Muhammadu Sanusi I, the 11th Fulani Emir of Kano. A banker and Fulani nobleman, he is also a respected Islamic scholar. The emir received two awards from The Banker magazine: Central Bank Governor of the Year (worldwide) and Central Bank Governor of the Year for Africa.

Sanusi was born into the Fulani Torobe (Sullubawa) clan of Kano on 31 July 1961. As the grandson of Muhammadu Sunusi, he was automatically a member of the Sullubawa clan of the Torobe Fulani. His father, Ambassador Aminu Sanusi, was a career diplomat who was the Nigerian Ambassador to Belgium, China and Canada and the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Quote source: DailyPost

Picture source: Mujahid Ameen Lilo

Biography Source: Wikipedia

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