Tension In Northern Nigeria, As Kano Indigenes Reject New Emirates

The controversy surrounding the creation of more Emirates in Kano State has taken a new dimension, as Wudil Indigenes grouped under one of the newly created Emirate have appealed to the State House of Assembly to revisit the matter.



According to NAN, Indigenes grouped under Gaya Emirate Council are seeking a return to the status quo.



Alhaji Yawale Muhammad-Idris, spokesman of the indigenes, made the call shortly after a stakeholders’ meeting on Sunday in Wudil, headquarters of Wudil Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.



Muhammad-Idris further appealed to the State Government to return them to the old Kano Emirate where they rightly belong. According to him, the current arrangement is not backed by historical antecedents and of no benefit to the affected communities.


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One of the five royal hubs that were presented with flags. He said that the people of Wudil are not happy with the new arrangement.

“If Wudil LGA will not have a first class emir, we prefer to remain under Kano Emirate.



“So, for God sake, why should government demean us by grouping us under Gaya instead of merging us with the Kano Emirate with which we have the same historical relation.

“We reject this arrangement,” he said.



Dr Baba Sani-Wudil, the secretary of the group also said government did not consult with the people of the area before grouping them under Gaya Emirate, describing the arrangement as inappropriate.



“You can find out, neither our representative at the house of assembly nor any elder or member of national assembly was consulted on the issue,” he said.



He said the group would present its grievances to the state government and the state house of assembly.

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