Kano executive council approves creation of emirates despite court order

Kano executive council approves creation of emirates despite court order

- The Kano executive council has approved the creation of new emirates for the state

- The emirates, four of them, were earlier created by the governor of the state, Abdullahi Ganduje

- A court had stopped the creation of the emirates, but the executive council says they will aid the development

Despite a recent court order, the Kano executive council has approved the creation of four emirates as passed recently by the state's House of Assembly.

The court order had stopped the creation of Rano, Gaya, Bichi and Karaye emirates as recently carried out by the governor, Abdullahi Ganduje.

The Nation reports that the approval by the council, which has the governor, commissioners and top officials of the government, was confirmed in a press statement released by Malam Muhammad Garba in charge of the information ministry.

According to Garba, some of the created emirates had been in existence far before Kano.

The statement added that there had been previous futile efforts to revive them.

The commissioner noted that the need to establish the emirates is to bring development to them and make them strong since they are the closest to the people.

The commissioner pointed out that the bill creating the emirates was in the interest of the public and followed the ruling of a Kano high court.

The Kano executive council urged the state lawmakers to be fast about the passage of the bill.

Legit.ng earlier reported that a Kano state high court recently granted an order restraining Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and seven others from creating new emirates and appointing emirs for them.

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Justice Ahmad Badamasi also granted a prayer to serve the respondents through publication in the Daily Trust newspaper.

The case was instituted by four traditional title holders in the Kano Emirate, Yusuf Nabahani (Madakin Kano), Abdullahi Sarki-Ibrahim (Makama Kano), Bello Abubakar (Sarkin Dawaki Mai Tuta) and Mukhtari Adnan (Sarkin Ban Kano).

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