Haruna Sanusi, the District Head of Bebeji Local Government Area of the Kano State, on Monday resigned his appointment.
His decision was in opposition to the installation of heads of new emirates by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and loyalty to the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi.
Daily Nigerian reports that the traditional leader cited “health ground and recent changes in the emirate system” as reason for his resignation.
The state now has five emirates: Kano, Rano, Gaya, Karaye and Bichi. All Emirs would have equal powers and are to be on same first class status as Sanusi.
The new heads include Aminu Ado Bayero, son of late emir of Kano, Ado Bayero, who is the pioneer emir of the newly established Bichi Emirate.
The Emir of Gaya is Alhaji Ibrahim Abdulkadir Gaya; the Emir of Rano is Alhaji Tafida Abubakar Ila while the Emir of Karaye is Dr. Alhaji Ibrahim Abukakar ll.
As it stands, Kano emirate headed by Sanusi has 10 local governments: Kano Municipal, Tarauni, Dala, Nassarawa, Fagge, Gwale, Kumbotso, Ungogo, Dawakin Kudu and Minjibir.
Rano emirate will control Rano, Bunkure, Kibiya, Takai, Sumaila, Kura, Doguwa, Tudun Wada, Kiru, Bebeji.
Gaya emirate has Gaya, Ajingi, Albasu, Wudil, Garko, Warawa, Gezawa, Gabasawa LGAs.
Karaye, Rogo, Gwarzo, Kabo Rimin Gado, Madobi, Garun Malam LGAs will be under the Karaye emirate.
Bichi emirate will control Bichi, Bagwai, Shanono, Tsanyawa, Kunchi, Makoda, Danbatta, Dawakin Tofa, Tofa local governments.
However, Ganduje said the creation of the new emirates and inauguration of the emirs was not to spite Lamido but is in adherence to the people’s demands.
He opined that it will allow further development in the state.
“The creation of the additional emirates will allow us to re-examine history. This is not something new in Kano, it has happened before.
“We created emirates based on the aspirations and yearnings of our people. I am sure this development will lead to rapid development in the affected areas,” Ganduje said.
The governor noted that the new emirates had been gazetted, hence cannot be reversed.
Ganduje, who urged all district heads and leaders under the territories of the new emirs to pay homage to them, called on the new emirs to be dedicated to promoting agriculture, health and education.
At the inauguration, the emir of Bichi, Aminu Ado Bayero, assured the government of upholding peace and security in their respective domains.
Source: Oriental Times