Governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Ganduje, has signed into law a bill seeking a split of the Kano Emirate Council into five.
The signing of this bill has decentralised the Kano Emirate council, thereby reducing the powers of Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II.
Concise News had earlier reported that the Kano State House of Assembly on Wednesday passed the bill for the creation of four additional first-class Emirates.
With the signing of the Kano State Emirs’ Appointment and Deposition Amendment Bill 2019 into law, the state now has five emirates – Gaya, Rano, Karaye, Bichi, and Kano.
The Assembly passed the bill less than 24 hours after a petition submitted to the House by one Ibrahim Salisu was read by the Speaker, Alhassan Ruum.
The governor, who signed the bill into law barely eight hours after it was passed by the lawmakers, said, “The traditional institution will now go closer to the people. We are about to make history today, and in the Holy Month of Ramadan.”
He stated that with the expansion of the emirate council, there was a need to bring forth the all important institutions to serve the people better.
According to him, all the necessary requirements needed for the immediate commencement of the new councils were in place.
He stated, “Kingmakers will be known very soon. So also all other processes and procedures will be completed for appointing respective emirs, issuing them with appointment letters up to the coronation stage.”