- The Kano First Forum has staged a protest to show its dissatisfaction over the creation of four new emirates in the state
- The spokesperson of the group said there is a difference between emirate and an emir, adding that it is wrong to treat both as same
- According to the group, there are more pressing issues that need urgent attention than the creation of emirates
Kano residents on Thursday, May 9, protested the creation of four new emirates in the state. The protesters under the auspices of Kano first forum, expressed dissatisfaction with the development.
Daily Trust reports that the spokesperson of the group, Yusuf Ishaq Rabi’u, said the people of the state were in dire need of improved healthcare delivery system, good schools and improved infrastructure, not additional emirates.
Rabi’u said: “It is very important to understand that there is a difference between emirate and an emir. It is wrong to treat both as same.
"In regard to this issue, the Kano state House of Assembly has not been fair to the people of Kano State and the state as there are more pressing issues that need their urgent attention as such: education, water supply, health, and the dying socio-economic status of the state.
“It is with a heavy heart that we, the Kano First Forum, staged this protest to show our dissatisfaction over the recent issue tabled between the state House of Assembly and Kano state government."
The creation of four emirates councils of Gaya, Rano, Karaye and Bichi had been approved by Kano state governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.
Few hours after the creation of the additional emirates, report surfaced that the United Nations had appointed the emir of Kano, Malam Muhammad Sanusi II, as a member of the new class of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) advocates.
Legit.ng reported that the UN secretary-general, Antonio Guterres made the announcement through his spokesperson, Farhan Haq, at a news conference in New York.
The SDG advocates are 17 influential public figures committed to “raising awareness, inspiring greater ambition, and pushing for faster action on the SDGs.”
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