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Ganduje sends fresh bill to Kano Assembly for creation of four new emirates

Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, has forwarded a fresh bill to the State House of Assembly for the creation of four new emirates in the state.

Okay.ng understands that this is coming after a High Court nullified the four new emirate councils in Kano.

Reacting to the ruling which sacked their emirs on the basis of not following due process, Ganduje in a statement said the emirs would maintain their first-class status.

However, in a statement by Mohammed Garba, the state Commissioner for Information, said that the decision to represent the bill to the Assembly was approved by the State Executive Council on Sunday night.

Garba also revealed that the Council had endorsed the need for the creation of the new emirates of Rano, Gaya, Bichi, and Karaye.

The statement maintained that the Council seriously discussed the decade- long clamour for the establishment of the emirates with a view to bringing more development to the people of the new emirates.

The statement observed that the Council took cognizance of the fact that some of the emirates pre-dated Kano in ancient times, while the efforts to revive them during the Second Republic was short-lived.

It added that the decision to initiate the bill was also informed by the need to bring the traditional institution closer to the people in addition to hastening the speed of socio-economic development as well as the security of the state.

According to the statement,  the introduction of the free and compulsory education at basic and secondary levels requires the active participation of the community especially the traditional institutions for its successful implementation.

The statement stressed that the Emirate Council Bill 2019 was amended in the public interest following a Kano High Court action that nullified the law on the ground that the petition was presented to the Assembly by a private person and not a member of the House.

The Council, according to statement, called on the state Assembly to expedite action on the passage of the bill in the interest of the public.

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