Divergent Opinions Of Nigerians As ‘Former’ Emir Of Kano, Sanusi, Goes Down Without A Fight 

Kano State governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has recently signed a bill  to create more rulers for four towns into emirates with first class traditional rulers in Kano State, a move which stakeholders will demote and downplay the role of the former banker turn royal ruler.

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The signing was sequel to the passage of the amended Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs law by the state House of Assembly which paved way for the creation of four additional emirates in the state.

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With the new Emirates, the governor said: “the traditional institution will now go closer to the people in all nooks and crannies of the state. We are about to make history today and in the Holy Month of Ramadhan.”

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The newly created emirate councils are Gaya, Rano, Karaye, and Bichi.

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Kano now has five independent emirate councils, including the Kano Emirate Council headed by the former Central Bank of Nigeria governor, Mr Sanusi.



Femi Fani-Kayode, former Aviation Minister, has reacted as the Kano State Government signed the Kano Emirs Appointment and Deposition Amendment Bill 2019, after its passage by the state assembly.

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The bill seeks the creation of four first-class Emirate Councils in the state.

The creation of more emirates will whittle down the influence of the Emir of Kano, Sanusi Muhammadu Sanusi.

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Premium Times maintained that, according to the Gov. Ganduje, all the requirements needed for the immediate take-off of the new councils would be done with dispatch.

“Kingmakers will be known very soon. So also all other process and procedures will be completed for appointing respective Emirs, issuing them with appointment letters up to the Coronation stage,” an elated Mr Ganduje said.

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He thanked the state assembly for the “historic work done.”

Mr Ganduje also acknowledged the role traditional institutions play in the security of the larger society.

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“In the areas of education, health, environment, (the) traditional institution is indeed a partner in progress. With this development, therefore, all hands will be on deck to take Kano to the next level.”

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Earlier, in his remarks, during the official presentation of the bill to the governor, the speaker said Kano ”would now have sustained development in all aspects of its life.”

“We are now very grateful that the hitherto existing emirate councils are now fully back. This will indeed be another plus to the administration of His Excellency, the governor and our assembly for fulfilling the aspirations of our people,” he said.