Muhammadu Sanusi II, emir of Kano, has disowned social media accounts opened in his name.
In a statement on Friday, Sanusi said he never authorised any person or organisation to open Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or any other social media account nor post any message on his behalf.
The traditional ruler spoke through Munir Sanusi, his chief of staff.
He explained that this should put to rest series of calls and inquiries to the office of the emir on some purported malicious and fake social media accounts in the name of the monarch.
Sanusi said the current development is coming after an earlier advertorial disclaiming fake Facebook and Twitter accounts created in the name of the monarch.
“We have officially notified the administrators of the fake Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and other social media accounts requesting that the accounts be closed immediately in addition to detecting the identity of the culprits,” the statement read.
“It is important to reiterate that the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, has persistently stood for the unity of the nation regardless of its diversity.
“He always emphasise the need for tolerance and respect for one another.”
Sanusi said his principles as a traditional ruler and religious leader would be meticulously safeguarded and warned the fraudsters to desist forthwith or face the consequences of their action.