Former Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi II, has been appointed as the leader of the Tijjaniya sect in Nigeria –Daily Trust reports.The appointment was disclosed at the conference of the sect in Sokoto State.
Among those who attended the conference was Sheikh Dahiru Usman Bauchi and Governor Aminu Tambuwal.
According to the source, since the death of Sheikh Khalifa Isyaku Rabiu in 2018, the sect has no leader.
Emir of Kano Muhammad Sanusi I, Sanusi’s late grandfather, was a leader of The Tijjaniyah, a Sufi order.
It should be noted that the appointment took effect one year after Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State dethroned Sanusi.
The Tijāniyyah originated in the Maghreb but now more widespread in West Africa, particularly in Senegal, The Gambia, Mauritania, Mali, Guinea, Niger, Chad, Ghana, Northern and South-western Nigeria and Sudan, according to Wikipedia.
However, Tijāniyyah order is also present in the state of Kerala in India.