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Sanusi becomes Title Holder of Gwandu Emirate Council



His Royal Highness, the Emir of Gwandu in Kebbi State, Major-General Muhammadu Ilyasu Bashar, CFR, mni, has appointed the General Secretary of Nigeria Football Federation, Dr Mohammed Sanusi as the Dan Bauran Gwandu, which means the Title Holder of Gwandu – an emirate in Kebbi State.

In a letter addressed to Dr Sanusi and signed on the Emir’s behalf by Ibrahim Ahmad Gwandu (Secretary of Gwandu Emirate Council), Sanusi was commended for his contributions and services to the emirate and Nigeria at large.

“This honour is accorded to you in recognition and appreciation of your services and contribution to the development of Gwandu Emirate, Kebbi State and the country in general. The Emirate Council hopes to continue to benefit from your wealth of experience, foresight and wisdom. As a title holder, you are required to actively participate in our activities. Similarly, you will be invited from time to time by His Royal Highness the Emir of Gwandu for consultations as the need arises.”

Sanusi, who already holds the title of Danmasani Wajeke of Wammako town in Sokoto State, served as Director of Competitions of the Nigeria Football Federation before he was appointed the General Secretary in March 2015. He holds a doctorate degree in sports administration from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, and is also a FIFA and CAF Match Commissioner. 

Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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