Governor of Kaduna state, Nasir el-Rufai, has arrived in Awe town, Nasarawa state, to visit Muhammad Sanusi II, the dethroned emir of Kano.
El-Rufai is the first governor aside from that of Nasarrawa where Sanusi is being detained to visit him since his dethronement travail began on Monday.
El-Rufai visit is coming hours after a federal high court in Abuja ordered the immediate release of the ex-monarch following hearing of the ex parte application filed by his lawyers.
LagosTimes understands that the governor came into the town on lowkey without the customary razzmatazz of executive that top Nigerian politicians are known with. The governor arrived at about 12:47pm on Friday in a seven-car motorcade without the thrills of indiscriminate blaring of siren and hoking of horn.
According to TheCable, Muhammad Sanusi II will be allowed to step out to pray with his visitor.
Upon el-Rufai’s arrival, about nine soldiers came in with a Nigerian army vehicle to man the environment.
Sanusi was dethroned by the governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Ganduje, on Monday over alleged insubordination.
El-Rufai has, however, in a show of solidarity with the revered and cerebral ex-emir, gave the troubled former governor of CBN two appointement.
Less than 48 hours after he was dethroned, el-Rufai appointed him as vice chairman of Kaduna Investment Promotion Agency (KADIPA).
After the appointment, the Kaduna state governor also said Sanusi has been appointed to serve as chancellor for Kaduna State University (KASU).