Aminu Ado Bayero (born 1961) is the 15th Emir of Kano from the Fulani Sullubawa clan. He ascended the throne on 9 March 2020, following the deposition of his nephew Muhammad Sanusi II by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.
Full Name: Aminu Ado Bayero
Reign: 9 March 2020 – present
Predecessor: Muhammad Sanusi II
Father: Ado Bayero
Religion: Sunni Islam
Aminu Ado Bayero was born in 1961. His father, Ado Bayero, was the Emir of Kano from 1963 to 2014 and the longest serving emir in the history of Kano. He is the second eldest son of his father. His siblings include his eldest brother Sanusi Ado Bayero, and Nasiru Ado Bayero the Emir of Bichi. His father's grandnephew, Muhammadu Sanusi II (Sanusi Lamido Sanusi) succeeded his father as Emir of Kano from 2014 to 2020, when he was dethroned by the state government.
He attended Kofar Kudu Primary School and proceeded to Government College, Birnin Kudu. He studied mass communication at the Bayero University Kano and went on to the Flying College, Oakland, California, US. He served his National Youth Service Corps at the Nigeria Television Authority in Makurdi.
Bayero worked as a public relations officer at Kabo Air, before becoming a flight engineer.
Titles and engagement
In 1990, he was appointed Dan Majen Kano and district head of Dala by his father, Ado Bayero, before being promoted to Dan Buram Kano in October of the same year. In 1992, he was promoted to Turakin Kano and to Sarkin Dawakin Tsakar Gida Kano in 2000. He also served as the chairman of the Kano emirate durbar committee. In 2014, the then emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, promoted him to Wamban Kano, thereby, transferring him from Dala to Kano municipal where he succeeded Galadiman Kano, Alhaji Tijani Hashim as the district head. In 2019, he was appointed emir of Bichi by the governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje.
Emir of Kano
He ascended the throne on 9 March 2020, following the deposition of his cousin Muhammad Sanusi II by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.
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