Muhammed Sanusi, the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, has reacted to his removal as Emir of Kano by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.
He reacted via a four minutes video message before he was forced into exile by police on Monday.
Mr Sanusi said he believed that “the almighty Allah, who gave me the leadership has destined to take it back”.
“We have accepted whatever Allah decides. We have agreed. We appreciate (God). We are happy and we know it is what is best for us.”
He, however called on the general public to support the new monarch.
“We enjoin everyone to remain peaceful. We have directed our family, our children and those that support us that whoever gets it and is endorsed by the people they should pay allegiance to him.”
Following Mr Sanusi’s removal, the governor of Kano State, Mr Ganduje installed Aminu Ado Bayero as the 15th emir of the state.