- The Kano state governor has signed the bill seeking the creation of four new emirates in the state into law
- Governor Abdullahi Ganduje signed the bill hours after its passage by lawmakers of the Kano state House of Assembly
- Ganduje said the creation of the four new emirates will bring development closer to the people of Kano state in connection with the need for sustainable socio-economic development for the state
Less than 24-hours after the Kano state House of Assembly passed the Kano Emirates Bill 2019, the state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has signed the bill into law.
The bill which was sent to the governor by the lawmakers of the Kano State House of Assembly is for the creation of four more emirates in the state.
Signing the bill into law at the Coronation Hall, Government House, Kano, Ganduje the passage of the new law was as a result of an observation that the last law was challenged in the court of law as it was sponsored by private individuals, and not from the state executive.
A statement by the governor's chief press secretary, Abba Anwar, said the bill sought for the creation of 4 additional emirates - Bichi, Rano, Gaya and Karaye - which have come to stay in Kano state.
Ganduje noted that with the signing of the bill into law, the new emirates will bring development closer to the people of Kano state in connection with the need for sustainable socio-economic development for the state.
He also said that the law provides that there will be individual Emirate Council in all the now five emirates with council membership drawn from the Emir, who heads the Council of his own domain, an Imam from the emirate, a representative of the business community, and other identified group of people from there.
“The new system is more of injecting some semblance of people participation in their socio-economic development through the traditional institutions."
“While the Chairman of the Central Council of Emirs will be appointed by the governor, who will chair the Council for two years, it is again the prerogative of the Governor to make sure that the Chairmanship goes round all the five emirates,” the statement said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Emirates Council Bill 2019 which was sent to the Kano state House of Assembly was passed by the lawmakers.
The bill was further read for the third time after the nullification of the established emirates by a Kano High Court.
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