Former Emir Sanusi confirmed as Supreme Leader of Tijjaniyya Sect in Nigeria

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The controversy surrounding the appointment of former Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi ii, as the Grand Khalifa of Tijjaniyya Islamic Movement in Nigeria, has been put to rest.

This is as the Emir has now been officially appointed the leader of the Tijjaniyya in Nigeria by the Supreme Global Leader of the Sect, Sheik Mahi Niyyas, in Senegal.

Controversy had trailed the appointment of Muhammadu Sanusi II, sometimes in 13th March, 2021, at a brief ceremony to that effect in Sokoto during the Tijjaniyya Movement National Maulud.

However, in order to formally announce the decision, the Tijaniya leaders invited the former emir to Kaolack, Senegal for the closing ceremony of Ramadan Tafsir on Sunday, where they officially approved his appointment.

Announcing the decision during the event, Sheikh Mahi tasked the former emir to rise to the occasion and be good a ambassador of the sect in Nigeria.

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The position was previously held by the late Emir of Kano Sanusi (Mr Sanusi’s late grandfather) and lately held by the late philanthropist, Khalifa Isyaku Rabiu.

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