Sanusi Lamido’s first wife tells their love story!

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New Emir of Kano and former CBN governor Sanusi Lamido Sanusi has two wives.

He got married to his first wife, Hajia Sadiya – the 7th daughter and 16th child of late Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero – 25 years ago. 
 In a recent interview with one Hausa magazine, Aminiya, she talked about their love story:

“I knew I was going to be betrothed but I didn’t know when since I wasn’t being asked when. I met my husband through my own family – he is like my brother. He grew up in the Emir palace and I thought he was my elder brother because he was always with my older brothers. I grew up seeing him in our house so I was surprised when he started to show interest in me. I later discovered we were not related and married him.

“I thank the Almighty Allah for the great gift of children. When I married him, I didn’t have a child immediately till about three years later. When we had our first son, we were filled with joy. As for marriage, staying married has to do with patience and obedience – these two have helped my marriage. Your husband should always be the head of the family no matter your status ”

“My joy was when my husband was turbanned because we looked forward to it but it came when we least expected it. I was so full of joy that day.”

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