The dethroned Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, was a leader ahead of his time, according to his former teacher, Dr Patrick Wilmot.
Wilmot, who taught Sociology at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, from 1970 to 1988, told Daily Trust in London that Sanusi was one of “the bright students who questioned their teachers who were teaching colonial interpretation of History, Political Science and Sociology”.
“Sanusi had very advanced knowledge of the structure of the Nigerian society and could see where Nigeria was heading to. He is someone who looked at the Nigerian society the way it was, not as being taught in the text books.
“I was surprised when they made him governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria. I knew the monetary policies he would advocate would be opposed to the policy of the government of the day under President Jonathan”.
Wilmot even as emir, Sanusi had the brain to see the problems in the society and what needed to be done to solve them, hence “the infractions” that led to his dethronement.
He expressed hope that the court would sort out the constitutional issues involved.