In a bid to create more Emirates in the state, Kano State Executive Council has approved the Emirate Council Bill 2019 which provides for the establishment of additional Emirates in the state.
According to the Commissioner for Information in the State, Mallam Muhammad Garba, in a statement on Monday disclosed that the council had endorsed the establishment of four new Emirates namely Rano, Gaya, Bichi and Karaye and had forwarded same to the state assembly for necessary action.
He explained that some of the proposed Emirates pre-dated Kano in ancient times, adding that the effort to revive them during the Second Republic was short-lived.
According to the statement; “the Council seriously discussed the decade long clamour for the establishment of additional Emirates in the state with a view to bringing more development to the people of the new Emirates, the exercise was also informed by the need to bring traditional institution closer to the people in addition to facilitating speedy socio-economic development and security in the state.”
The commissioner pointed out that the Emirate Council Bill 2019 was amended in the public interest following a Kano High Court action that nullified the law on the ground that the petition was presented to the Assembly by a private person not a member of the House.
The council urged the state assembly to expedite action on the legislation of the bill in the interest of the public.
The Kano State High Court recently dissolved the four additional emirates created by the Kano State Government.