- Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje says he is ready to sign the bill splitting Kano into four emirates
- Ganduje argues that the bill which seeks to create four first-class emirates in the ancient city is the people's wish
- The governor expresses hope that the bill would be passed by the state's House of Assembly
The governor of Kano, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has promised that he would sign the bill splitting the state’s emirate into four once it is passed by the House of Assembly.
The bill seeks to break the Kano emirate into four so each would have first-class monarchs.
Daily Trust reports that Ganduje made the promise on Wednesday, May 8, during a media briefing just before the commencement of the 136th state executive council meeting.
The meeting was held at the council chamber in Government House, Kano.
“We heard about a bill sent to the state House of Assembly, requesting them to make a law for the creation of four more Emirs in Kano.
“We believe the petitioners did it in good faith. And they want the development of the state,” she said.
Ganduje said he hoped the legislative arm would work on the bill and forward it to him for assent so he could sign it without a waste of time.
“That is the popular wish of our people. This will also go a long way in hastening growth and development for the state,” he added.
The governor noted that the agitation for the creation of four emirates started a long time ago.
“With the creation of more emirates, all sectors of the society would improve,” he said.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje reportedly relaunched plans to remove Muhammad Sanusi II as the emir of Kano.
Legit.ng gathered that the Kano state public complaints and anti-corruption commission on Monday, May 6, reopened investigation into the expenditure of the state emirate council under Sanusi II.
It was also learnt that at Monday’s plenary of the state House of Assembly, Kabiru Alhassan Rurum, the speaker, read a letter from one Ibrahim Salisu and others, seeking the creation of new Kano emirates in Karaye, Bichi, Rano and Gaya.
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