The Kano State Governor, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje, on Sunday presented staff of office to two out of the four newly appointed emirs.
The four new emirs are Aminu Ado-Bayero, Bichi; Tafida Ila, Rano; Ibrahim Abdulkadir, Gaya and; Ibrahim Abubakar ll, Karaye.
Ganduje has already presented staff of office to the new emir of Bichi and Karaye.
The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Abba Anwar said “The governor had already presented the staff-of-office to emir of Bichi, Aminu Ado Bayero amidst jubilation”.
Anwar said “We are now on our way to Karaye for presentation of the staff of office to the emir”.
He also said if time permits, the governor would proceed to either Gaya or Rano today to complete the presentation tomorrow (Monday).
The governor had on Saturday at a ceremony organised by the newly appointed emirs of Gaya, Rano, Bichi and Karaye in appreciation of their appointment said the Kano State Emirs (Appointment and Deposition) (Amendment) Law 2019 had already been gazetted; hence it will not be reversed.
Speaking at the event on the purported reason for the balkanization of the emirate, the governor said: “We created the emirates in order to reduce the burden on the Kano emirate. The challenges are too weighty on Kano emirate, that is why the emirate is running away from centralization of the system. The creation of the additional emirates will allow us to re-examine history. This is not something new in Kano, it has happened before.
“We created emirates based on the aspirations and yearnings of our people. I am sure this development will lead to rapid development in the affected areas,”
The governor urged all district heads and chief Imams under the territories of the new emirs to pay homage to them Sunday.