Kano State Executive Council has approved Emirate Council Bill 2019 which provides for the establishment of additional Emirates in the state.
This is coming days after a high court sacked the recently created emirates and emirs. The court said the Kano assembly did not follow due process in creating the new emirates.
The creation of the emirates was believed to have been targetted at Muhammadu Sanusi, emir of Kano, for reportedly opposing the reelection of Abdullahi Ganduje, the governor.
Mr Ganduje, however, appears determined to create the new emirates despite the opposition by many Kano residents.
The Governor who said that the Kano state executive council discussed an “age-long clamour” for the establishment of additional emirates in the state with a view to bringing more development to the people of the new emirates, said the new bill transmitted on Monday December 2 endorsed the establishment of Rano, Gaya, Bichi and Karaye emirates.
The council called on the state assembly to expedite action on the passage of the bill.
The commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba at the end of the Council Session held at the Council Chambers, Government House, Kano, yesterday, indicated that some of these Emirate have even pre-dated Kano in ancient times, while the effort to revive them during the Second Republic was short-lived.
Garba had earlier said Ganduje administration would continue treating those sacked as first-class monarchs.