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Kano state ignores court orders, approves establishment of four new emirates

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Despite the Supreme Court recently rejected the four emirs crowned by Ganduje and their emirate councils, the executive council of Kano state approved an Emirate Council Bill 2019 which provides for the establishment of additional emirates in the state.

The approval of this bill supports the establishment of four new emirates, namely Rano, Gaya, Bichi and Karaye.

The bill has now been sent to the State House of Assembly for necessary actions.

A press release issued by the Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba at the end of the Council session held yesterday in the Council Chambers, Government Palace, Kano, indicated that some of the emirates proposed preceded Kano in ancient times, but efforts to revive them during the Second Republic was short lived.

He said the council discussed the clamor of a decade for the establishment of additional emirates in the state in order to bring more development to the population of the new Emirates.

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The exercise was also informed by the need to bring traditional institutions closer to people, in addition to facilitating rapid socio-economic development and security in the state.

The declaration also indicated that the introduction of free and compulsory education at the basic and secondary level requires the active participation of the community, in particular of traditional institutions, for its successful implementation.

The Commissioner noted that the bill of the Emirati Council of 2019 was modified in the public interest following an action by the High Court of Kano which annulled the law because the petition was presented to the Assembly by a private that was not a member of the room.

Therefore, according to the statement, the Council asked the State Assembly to speed up action on the approval of the bill in the public interest.