The appointment was made known by Farhan Haq, the spokesperson of the UN secretary-general, Antonio Guterres during a news conference in New York.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the SDG advocates are 17 influential public figures committed to “raising awareness, inspiring greater ambition, and pushing for faster action on the SDGs.”
Emir Sanusi is one of the six new members of the group, which is co-chaired by President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana and the prime minister of Norway, Erna Solberg.
The other five new members are Hindou Ibrahim of Chad, Dia Mirza of India, Edward Ndopu of South Africa, Nadia Murad of Iraq and Marta Vieira da Silva of Brazil.
Haq said the six new members would take over from the previous six who had been made SDG advocate alumni.
“The secretary-general looks forward to working with the group over the coming years to advance the SDGs,” he said.
KanyiDaily earlier reported that Emir Sanusi, who controls over 40 local government in Kano State, now controls only 10, following a new bill passed into law by the Kano House of Assembly, breaking Kano Emirate Council into five.