Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje has signed the new law backing the creation of four new emirates in the state.
The new law which sought the creation of new emirates and first-class emirs in Gaya, Rano, Karaye and Bichi, was unanimously passed by the state lawmakers on Thursday December 5.
Ganduje who insisted that the new emirates will facilitate active participation of rural dwellers in governance, said the fresh bill was approved by the state executive council and presented to the lawmakers on Monday December 2, following the nullification of Kano Emirs Appointment and Depositions Amendment Laws 2019 by Justice Usman Na’Allah of the state high court.
“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 “To bring 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 new law will give the state five emirates, including the Kano Emirate headed by Muhammadu Sanusi. The state house of assembly has also approved Mr Ganduje’s request to appoint 25 special advisers.