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Sanusi is supposed to report to LG chair not me, says Ganduje as he creates 4 new Emirates

Valentine Chinyem



Following uproar from Nigerians over the creation of four new emirates from the Kano Emirate Council, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state has said that the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II is supposed to report to a local government chairman and not him.

According to him, dividing the council was not a vendetta against Sanusi, but as it should be from the constitution of the federal government.

“ So it is not vendetta, I am not against him, in fact he is supposed to be reporting to the local government chairman according to the constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria.”

“ It is the local government chairman that is suppose to discuss issues with him not the governor. So this is celebrated by the people of Kano and we will make sure that the new Emirate council are effective in terms of developing Kano State,” he told State House reporters.

On Wednesday, Ganduje had signed into law a bill for the creation of four new emirates for Gaya, Rano, Karaye and Bichi, all of which would be districts under the Kano Emirate Council.

However, yesterday, despite a court order stopping the governor from proceeding with the proposed plan of creating new emirates, he made do with his plans by appointing Aminu Ado Bayero, son of late emir of Kano Ado Bayero as the pioneer emir of the newly established Bichi Emirate.

Bayero held the title of Wamban Kano, a senior member at the Kano Emirate Council presided over by Muhammadu Sanusi II, Emir of Kano.

While emir of Gaya is Alhaji Ibrahim Abdulkadir Gaya, the emir of Rano is Alhaji Tafida Abubakar Ila while the Emir of Karaye is Dr. Alhaji Ibrahim Abukakar ll.

All four emirs have been elevated to first class status, the same rank with Sanusi.

The new monarchs will be officially turbaned on Saturday 11 May at Sani Abacha Stadium, Kofar Mata, Kano by 12:00noon.

The governor is expected to present letters and staff of offices to the four emirs during the event.