The Emir of Dutse Alhaji Nuhu Muhammad Sanusi, has passed on in Abuja on Tuesday.
Dr. Nuhu Muhammadu Sanusi, a first class traditional ruler of Dutse, the capital of Jigawa State, was also the Chancellor of Sokoto State University.
An exemplary thought leader in the global quest for a sustainable living environment, Emir Sanusi is a lead advocate for afforestation and the green ecosystem in his expansive traditional domain. It was this commitment to mitigating the effect of climate change that prompted him to build the Dutse Royal Golf Course which is reputed to be one of the largest in Nigeria with lush vegetation, exotic flora and rare fauna.
Before ascending the exalted throne, Dr. Sanusi had acquired substantial experience in agricultural consultancy and management of complex industrial projects around the continents. Beside his passion for traveling, Emir Sanusi had presented cerebral papers at national and international seminars and has written several books, including his autobiography and the highly insightful History of Dutse.
Under his reign, Dutse Emirate is being transformed from a sleepy town to a sprawling green city where citizens are imbued with determination to confront desertification and adopt eco-friendly habits. He established several private schools for youths and adults and has encouraged the community to seek knowledge as the main tool for development and sustainability of the environment.
Emir Sanusi obtained Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Ohio University, USA, in 1972 and 1974 respectively, and another Master’s degree from Bradford University, UK, in 1977. He was elected a member of Nigeria’s Constituent Assembly in 1989 and has been awarded the prestigious national honour of Commander of the Order of Niger, CON, in addition to an honorary Doctorate by the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State.