The award of an honourary doctorate degree earlier approved for the dethroned Emir of Kano, Lamido Sanusi has been deferred on Thursday, by Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. on Thursday.

According to Punch, the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof Charles Esimone announced the deferment of the award during the 14th convocation ceremonies of the University.

On the major reason for the deferment, Esimone said theit was due to prevailing circumstances.

Speaking further, the VC said the award would be conferred on Sanusi in future convocation ceremonies of the University.

In the VC’s words, “The award will be conferred on the former Emir in our future convocation ceremonies.

“The Senate of the University duly approved the award to former Emir Muhammadu Sanusi.”

Sanusi was to be honoured with an honorary doctorate degree in risk management.

Sanusi was dethroned, on Monday, by Governor of Kano, Umar Ganduje, and banished to Nasarawa.

Apart from Sanusi, two other Nigerians honoured at the occasion were Chief Innocent Chukwuma, who is the Chairman, Innocent Motors, Nnewi, and Chief Daniel Chukwudolue of the Dozie Oil