KANO STATE ESTABLISHES A BILL FOR THE CREATION OF FOUR ADDITIONAL EMIRATES

By Godson Ikiebey-

The Kano state executive council has established a bill for the creation of four additional emirates in the state.

This was disclosed on Monday, December 2, 2019 in a statement by Muhammad Garba, Kano state commissioner for information. 

He said the bill endorsed the establishment of Rano, Gaya, Bichi and Karaye emirates.

According to him, the council had forwarded the bill to the state assembly for “necessary action”.

A high court in the state had earlier sacked Aminu Ado Bayero (Bichi emirate), Ibrahim Gaya (emir of Gaya), Tafida Ila (emir of Rano), and Ibrahim Abukakar (emir of Karaye).

Usman Na’Abba, the judge, held that the creation of four new emirates did not follow due process. He said the state house of assembly violated the provision of section 101 of the 1999 constitution while creating the emirates.

But Garba said the bill was amended in the public interest following the court judgment, adding that the emirates pre-dated Kano in ancient times, while the effort to revive them during the second republic was short-lived.He said while the council has discussed the “age-long clamour” for the establishment of additional emirates in the state with a view to bringing more development to the people of the new emirates.

Garba said the exercise was also informed by the need to bring the traditional institution closer to the people in addition to facilitating speedy socio-economic development and security in the state.The council called on the state assembly to expedite action on the passage of the bill.Garba had earlier said Governor Ganduje administration would continue treating those sacked as first class monarchs. The creation of the emirates was believed to have been targetted at Muhammadu Sanusi, emir of Kano, for reportedly opposing the reelection of Abdullahi Ganduje, the governor.

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