- Governor Abdullahi Ganduje says a reason for splitting the Kano emirate is because Emir Sanusi finds the responsibility of ruling weighty
- Ganduje notes that the recently signed law splitting the emirate has been gazetted and cannot be reversed
- The governor asked the new emirs to work with the government and ensure their children enroll in schools
The governor Kano state, Abdullahi Ganduje, has said the responsibility of taking care of the large emirate in Kano by Emir Muhammad Sanusi was too weighty and that this was a reason it was split into five.
The governor described the challenges before Emir Sanusi as “too weighty” adding that the new emirates will also bring development closer to Kano citizens.
The Cable reports that while speaking at a ceremony organised by the new emirs to show appreciation for their appointment, Governor Ganduje said the new law has been gazetted and cannot be reversed.
“We created the emirates in order to reduce the burden on the Kano emirate. The challenges are too weighty on Kano emirate that is why the emirate is running away from centralization of the system.
“The creation of the additional emirates will allow us to re-examine history. This is not something new in Kano, it has happened before.
“We created emirates based on the aspirations and yearnings of our people. I am sure this development will lead to rapid development in the affected areas,” he said adding that the government will not change its opinion despite plans by those he called bad elements to protest.
He said the protests by these “bad elements” are aimed at disrupting peace in Kano.
“You should ensure that your subjects enroll their wards in school while women encouraged to always visit hospital whenever they are pregnant,” he said.
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The new emirs are Aminu Ado Bayero of Bichi, Ibrahim Abubakar II of Karaye, Tafida Abubakar of Rano, and Ibrahim Abdulkadir of Gaya.
Legit.ng earlier reported that the people of Wudil community s in Kano state recently declared their loyalty to the state and not Gaya emirate as listed in the newly passed emirates law.
Speaking to journalists in Wudil, the secretary Wudil joint stakeholders, Baba Sani Wudil, said that the creation of the four new emirates was done without the consent of the good people of Wudil.
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