- The staff of office has been presented to four new emirs appointed recently in Kano state
- In doing so, Govenor Ganduje ignored a high court ruling which stopped him from implementing the break-up of Kano Emirate
- The four new emirs are Ibrahim Abubakar II (Karaye), Tafida Abubakar-Ila (Rano) Ibrahim Abdulkadir (Gaya) and Aminu Ado-Bayero (Bichi)
Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano has given the staff of office to the new emirs appointed in the state last week.
The presentation of staff of office happened despite a court that forbids the governor from doing same, Premium Times reports.
The statement by the governor’s chief press secretary, Abba Anwar, Ganduje presented the staff to Aminu Ado-Bayero who is the eldest son of the late emir of Kano, as the Emir of Bichi.
Others who got the staff of office were the Emir of Karaye, Ibrahim Abubakar II; the Emir of Rano, Tafida Abubakar-Ila; and the Emir of Gaya, Ibrahim Abdulkadir.
The governor congratulated the new emirs and asked them to always abide by what the staff that was given them stands for.
“This Staff of Office represents dedication and commitment to serve your subjects in the areas of security, health care delivery system, education and environment among others.
"We, as a government, are always ready to work with you hand in hand for the growth and development of our state in particular and the nation in general
“You should place greater priority on education, health and the security of your domains. As a government, we will always respond positively to your people-oriented yearnings and aspirations,” he said.
He also urged them to use their closeness to their subjects to help the government and other security agencies in the safety of lives and property.
The governor also asked the traditional ruler to imbibe the global practice of community policing in order to make the state safer for all.
“As leaders who are closer to your subjects, you should join hand with government and other security agencies to make sure that security is not only improved but maintained. Efforts towards strengthening community policing, as practised globally, should form part of your commitment. Ours is to, together, ensure that global best practices are observed,” Ganduje said.
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Recall that Governor Ganduje signed a law on Wednesday, May 8, which created four additional emirates, a move that many said was to reduce Emir Sanusi’s influence.
Legit.ng earlier reported that a source who spoke on condition of anonymity said even though the governor has spared Emir Sanusi from being removed from office, there is likelihood that after the turbaning ceremony of the four new emirs, he will transfer him to another emirate and replace him with one of the newly appointed emirs.
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