Sanusi Lamido Sanusi aka Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II is the emir of Kano Emirate serving since 8 June 2014 and also the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria between 3 June 2009 – 2 June 2014 during the presidency of Umaru Musa Yar’Adua and Goodluck Jonathan. He was born on 31 July 1961 to the family of Muhammadu Sunusi (The 11th Fulani Emir of Kano ) who is his grandfather, and direct son of Ambassador Aminu Sanusi, a career diplomat and technocrat that served as the Nigerian Ambassador to Belgium, China and Canada.
St. Anne’s Catholic Primary School, Kakuri, Kaduna (1967-1972)
King’s College Lagos (graduated in 1977)
Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria – Bachelor’s degree in Economics (1981)
Ahmadu Bello University – Master’s degree in Economics (1983)
International University of Africa, Khartoum, Sudan – Degree in Islamic Law
Icon Limited (Merchant Bankers) – 1985
United Bank for Africa in 1997 – Later became a general manager
First Bank of Nigeria as an Executive Director in charge of Risk and Management Control – he became one of the Board members in September 2005.
Chairman, Kakawa Discount House, where he sat on the Board of FBN Bank (UK) Limited.
Lamido has three wives; Rakiya Sanusi, Maryam Sanusi and Sadiya Ado Bayero. He was presided by Charles Chukwuma Soludo in the office of Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.