4 new Emirates have come to stay in Kano, Ganduje boasts despite threats of protest
By Abdulmumin Murtala, Kano
The governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje has stated
that the new law that provided the creation of four
additional Emirate Councils in the state is irreversible.
The governor, on May 8 signed into law, the Bill requesting
for the creation of four additional first class emirate councils
Speaking at a ceremony organized for the four newly
appointed Emirs to express appreciation to the governor,
held at Sani Abacha Indoor Stadium on Saturday, Ganduje
said he had received the information of planed protests
against the appointment by some aggrieved individuals.
He however insisted that the law has gone through all the
constitutionally required processes and is irreversible.
He noted that any violent reaction against the new law
would not augur well in the state as he called on residents
to exercise restraint to allow peace and tranquility to reign
in the state.
The governor also stressed that the idea behind the
breakup of the Central Emirate was to reduce the burden of
development agenda of the state to the other four emirate
councils for effective delivery.
He charged the new Emirs to participate actively in the area
of education, security and agricultural development in the
“These four Emirate Councils existed for many centuries
ago. We deemed it wise to revive them in order to fast-
track our development agenda.
“I charge these emirs to develop interest in the education
development , agriculture and security. We want to see you
going house to house to ensure every child go to school.
“We want to see you participating in the fight against
insecurity because you are familiar with strangers that enter
your town. You will know new faces that enter your towns
and know how to tackle the security in your areas,” he said
The governor, therefore urged all the emir’s to work
harmoniously towards the development of the state.
In their respective remarks, the newly appointed monarchs
thanked the governor for what they called, historic
appointment, restating commitment toward working in
tandem to fight drug abuse, insecurity and bring about even
development in the state.
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The new Emirs include, Ibrahim Abubakar, the Emir of
Karaye, Aminu Ado-Bayero, Emir of Bichi, Ibrahim
Abdulkadir, Emir of Gaya and Tafida Ila. However, the Emir
of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi II was absent at the occasion.