Ganduje again divides Kano into five Emirates


Kano state has signed into law, a bill dividing the state into five Emirates.

The law was signed by governor Abdullahi Ganduje, on Thursday, after state house of assembly approved the bill sent to it by the Kano executive council.

The development is coming days after a Federal High Court nullified the creation of four new Emirates by the state government.

The court had said due process was not followed.

But signing the new bill, Ganduje said the new emirates had come to stay, adding that his administration decided to follow the law after the court ruled against its previous action.

Labaran Abdul-Madari, a member of the assembly, who announced the passage of the bill noted that it would promote development at the grassroots.

He added that the new law will provide for a state council of chiefs, where chairmanship will be rotated every two years among the five emirs in the state.

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