Ganduje restores four emirates in Kano, reads riot act to monarchs

Ganduje restores four emirates in Kano, reads riot act to monarchs


Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has restored four emirates in Kano, with a caution to depose any traditional ruler who flouts the law on the establishment of addition four emirate Councils in the State.


He assented to the Bill few hours after the passage of the Executive Bill sent to the Kano State House of Assembly for the creation of four more Emirates in the State.

TheNewspad reports that the court had squashed the law when it was first assented to by the Governor who presented the bill to the Parliament for consideration and assent.

In what suggest to be a veiled reference to the Emir of Konu, HRH, Sanusi Mohammad, the Governor said: “We are going to have the Chairman of the five Kano Emirs, who would be reconvening meetings.

“And anybody who is absent among the five Emirs for five consecutive times risk been disposed.

He observed that the previous law which, was challenged in the court was been sponsored by private hands, not his Government.

Governor said, it was out of respect, though not satisfied with that, the state decided to come to a term to the need for sponsoring another Bill by the Executive, “…just as we did now,” he stated.

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“As As a law abiding administration, we came and deliberated upon that at the State Executive Council, after which we sent the Bill to the State House of Assembly, seeking for the creation of 4 additional Emirates, namely Bichi, Rano, Gaya and Karaye,” he said.

He further explained that, “After successfully passing the Bill by the House, here we are, as you are all witnessing the singing of the Bill into a law. And our Emirates have come to stay.

All things concerning the new Emirates were done, according to the governor for the purpose of bringing “development closer to the people. We need sustainable socio-economic development for our dear state. We need further improvement in the security system and well being of our people.”

The law provides that there will be individual Emirate Council in all the now 5 Emirates. And membership of the Councils is drawn from the Emir, who heads the Council of his own domain, Imam from the Emirate, representative of business community, and other identified group of people from there.

TheNewspad Correspondent reports that the Chairman of the Central Council of Emirs will be appointed by the governor who will chair the Council for two years.

Besides, the Chairmanship of the Emirate Council which use to be permanently occupied by the Emir of Kano, will now be rotational among the five Emirates.

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In addition, sanctions are also attached for any erring Emir or any traditional ruler.

In the light of the foregoing, any Emir that refuses to attend Council of Emirs meetings three times without any concrete and convincing reason, such an Emir’s Turban would be removed, but with consultation of other Emirs, by the Governor.

Similarly, any Emir disrespects the norms and values of his people, where such an Emir’s action goes against the culture and tradition of his people, he would be dethroned in accordance with the provisions of the law.

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