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Kano lawmakers whittle down Emir Sanusi’s powers

Following the commitment of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State to assent to the bill seeking to split Kano emirate into four, the state’s lawmakers have passed the bill instructing that it should be transmitted to the head of the Executive arm for his signature.

The passing of the Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs law meant that Kano Emirate have now decentralised thus giving the status of first class to the new ones.

It was gathered that the new first-class emirs in the state will rule Rano, Karaye, Bichi and Gaya emirates.

The bill reportedly followed a petition filed by one Ibrahim Chambers demanding the upgrade of some traditional rulers to the status of first-class emirs.

There had been reports that Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje re-launched plans to remove the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II as the emir.

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It was also gathered that the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission, on Monday, May 6, reopened investigation into the expenditure of the state emirate council under Emir Sanusi II.

It was also learnt that at Monday’s plenary of the state’s House of Assembly, Speaker Kabiru Alhassan Rurum, read a letter from one Ibrahim Salisu and others, seeking the creation of new Kano emirates in Karaye, Bichi, Rano and Gaya.

The Kano state House of Assembly then commenced making moves to create four additional emirates in the state.

Speaker Rurum, during plenary, had read a letter brought to the House for consideration by Ibrahim Salisu and others, requesting the House to start a move for creating four additional emirates in the state.