Khadija Yusra Sanusi, daughter of the former emir of Kano, has appealed to her followers to stop sending her condolence messages, following her father’s dethroning on Monday.
Her father, Muhammadu Sanusi II, a sitting emir of Kano, was deposed by Abdullahi Ganduje, the state governor, for “disrespecting lawful instructions.”
Reacting on her Twitter page, Yusra called on her followers to stop sending condolence messages in the wake of the development.
Yusra claimed that she has been the one consoling her friends instead, teasing that she would charge for the therapy sessions she has been offering.
“Can you people please stop sending me ‘Innallillahi wa Inna ilayhir raji’un’ and ‘my condolences’? We did not die,” Yusra wrote in a series of tweets she deleted shortly after.
“Explain to me how I’ve been the one consoling my friends. I’m like ‘I’m sorry’. Allah ne yaso. Insha Allah hakan yaafi alheri. Just expect an invoice because I’m charging for these therapy sessions.”
‘Innallillahi wa Inna ilayhir raji’un’ is a Hausa proverb typically used when consoling a deceased person’s family. It roughly translates “from God we came, from God we shall return.”
Before the news of Sanusi’s dethroning broke out, Yusra had quoted her father as saying that he can be suspended as the emir, but the truth cannot be concealed.
“‘You can suspend me, but you can’t suspend the truth.’ The man that raised me has never been afraid of letting go of power for the sake of integrity,” she wrote with a picture of her father.
Sanusi served as the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), from 2009 to 2014, but he was suspended by former president, Goodluck Jonathan, under controversial circumstances.
The Kano State government has appointed Aminu Ado Bayero as the new emir.