Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje has taken a new step on Monday in order to create additional four emirates in the state.
Ganduje sent a fresh bill to the state House of Assembly for the creation of the emirates.
The new move is coming after a High Court in the state had invalidated the emirates he earlier created, on the grounds that the state House of Assembly failed to follow due process in formulating them.
According to Kano State Commissioner of Information, Muhammad Garba, the decision of the fresh bill was reached during a meeting held on Sunday by the executive council.
He said: “Kano state Executive Council has approved Emirate Council Bill 2019 which provides for the establishment of additional Emirates in the state.
“To this end, the Council has, with this development, endorsed the establishment of four new Emirates namely Rano, Gaya, Bichi and Karaye and forward same to the state Assembly for necessary action.
“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, according to the statement, therefore, called on the state Assembly to expedite action on the passage of the Bill in the interest of the public.