The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II has won the Global Islamic Finance Leadership Award.
The Bahrain-hosted fifth Global Islamic Finance Awards (GIFA) held at the Gulf Hotel, Manama
Emir Sanusi receives the Global Islamic Finance Leadership Award
Emir Sanusi received the award for his advocacy of Islamic banking in Nigeria and his leadership role in promoting ethics and social responsibility in Islamic banking and finance.
The Emir was a guest of honour at this year’s awards ceremony which was held in strategic partnership with National Bank of Kazakhstan.
The Emir of Kano was a guest of honour at the ceremony
Previous recipients of the GIFA include former prime minister of Malaysia Abdullah Badawi, Sultan of Perak Nazrin Shah, former Pakistan prime minister Shaukat Aziz and Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazabayev.
Recently, the name, Emir of Kano has been on the lips of many Nigerians following his marriage to an 18-year-old princess. Sanusi secretly tied the knot with Sa’adatu Barkindo-Musdafa, the daugther of the Lamido of Adamawa. Some Nigerians came down hard on the Emir, condemning the marriage. Some said marrying an 18 year old is like eating a chicken that just hatched while others referred to him as a sugar daddy.
Responding to his critics, the Emir of Kano had explained his reason for picking an 18-year-old girl as his fourth wife, saying that those who see something filthy about the sacred bond, should buy themselves new brain.