The emir of Dutse HRN, Alh. (Dr.) Nuhu Muhammad Sanusi CON, was born at Yargaba Village in January 1945 and attended Dutse elementary school 1952-56. After completion of his post primary education obtained a National Certificate in Education from Ahmadu Bello University, a Bachelor of Science [rum-laude] and a Master of Arts International Business from Ohio University, United State of America. He also obtained a postgraduate Diploma in Project Planning and Analysis from Bradford University, United Kingdom. The Federal University of Technology Owerri awarded him an honorary Doctorate Degree in Management.
He has substantial experience in Agricultural Consultancy, Industrial and commercial management after working for several years in such capacities. Lived and Canada. He visited many European countries including Belgium, Netherlands Luxembourg, West and East Germany, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Australia, Switzerland and France. He also visited many Latin American countries including: Mexico, Brazil, Venezuela, British Columbia, Argentina, Peru and Cuba. He visited many Asian countries which included: Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Thailand, Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Philippines and Nepal. He visited and travelled extensively in Australia and many Middle Eastern Countries Including: Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Turkey, Lebanon, Syria, United Arab Emirate and Yemen. In Africa, he visited some West African Countries and South Africa.
Even though he never moved to Garu Palace during his time, nevertheless its artistic features received greatest attention. He embarked in its restoration and renovations that drew national attention to its significance and listed as National Monument by the Tourism Board. It has also received international recognition, when Professor Moses Ochonu of African History at Vanderbilt University, visited Dutse and wrote an article about its significant art works in the Journal of the International Institute in spring of 2008.
He wrote and presented several papers at International and National seminars, on various topics, and has written several books, including his autobiography and Dutse History.
During his tenure, Dutse metamorphoses from a sleepy town to a prosperous city where not only the economic fortunes of its people have increased remarkably, but also the level of educational and spiritual awareness rekindled. He established several private schools for the young and adults and encouraged the community to seek knowledge as the the main tool to development and elimination.
hRN (Dr.) Nuhu Muhammad Sanusi was appointed as the pioneer – Chancellor of the prestigious Sokoto State University, Sokoto, by the then former Governor of the state, Alh. (Dr.) Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko – Sarkin Yamman Sokoto.
Rt. Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal CFR, (Mutawallen Sokoto), Governor Sokoto State visitor to the University, renewed the appointment of the Chancellor for second term.