Former Kano Emir Sanusi Begins Doctor of Law Studies at University of London

The immediate emir of Kano, Lamido Sanusi, returned to the classroom as a doctoral student in Islamic law at the University of London, UK.

Mr Sanusi, who revealed this to a PREMIUM TIMES editor-in-chief on Monday, said he had recently moved to London for the university program.

Earlier in 2019, Mr. Sanusi received an honorary doctorate in finance from the School of Oriental and African Studies of the University of London.

Mr. Sanusi obtained a second bachelor’s degree in Islamic and Fiqh studies in 1997 from Africa International University in Khartoum, Sudan.

The former monarch, who in 1981 graduated in economics, was also recently offered a visiting scholarship to the University of Oxford.

The former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, whose thirst for knowledge is apparently insatiable, is arguably one of the most educated Nigerians to ever become monarchs in the country.

He said he is currently combining his academic responsibility at the University of Oxford with his new role as a doctoral student.

Academic visitor

About five months after his controversial 2020 dethronement, Mr Sanusi was awarded a visiting scholarship at the Center for African Studies at the University of Oxford.

Mr. Sanusi’s role, which started in October 2020, was for the 2020/2021 school year.

The Center for African Studies at the University of Oxford is regarded as one of the leading centers for African studies in the world, and is believed to have trained graduate students now occupying important positions in different spheres of science. social, economic and political life in Africa and the rest of the world. .

With its strengths in the social and human sciences, the center is renowned for its relevant and high-quality research which plays a leading role in academic debates as well as in public policies.

According to a ThisDay newspaper article, the Center noted in its statement at the time that Mr. Sanusi would use the period of his affiliation with the center to write a book about his experiences as governor of Nigeria’s central bank.

The theme of the writing was suggested: “Central Bank Response to the Global Financial Crisis: A Case Study of the Central Bank of Nigeria 2009-2013”.

About Sanusi’s Education

Born July 31, 1961, Mr. Sanusi attended St. Annes Primary School, a Catholic boarding school in Kaduna for his primary education. This was after receiving an early Islamic education in Kano.

He then attended King’s College in Lagos between 1973 and 1977. He obtained his first degree in economics from Ahmadu Bello University in 1981. He returned to university after his compulsory National Youth Service program for his master’s degree in economics.

He also taught economics at university between 1983 and 1985 when he embarked on a career in banking which eventually culminated in his appointment as governor of the CBN in 2009.


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