Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje on Saturday presented letters of appointment to four new first-class Emirs in the state.
The presentation was in defiance to an order of a high court sitting in Kano which on Friday restrained the governor, the Kano State House of Assembly, the Speaker of the Assembly, the clerk and the attorney-general of the state from implementing the law creating the new Emirates.
The State Government in a statement denied being served any court order restraining Governor Ganduje from taking any action to create the new Emirates.
Ganduje during the presentation on Saturday said the creation of the new Emirates will make the Kano traditional system more efficient.
His words: “This is an arrangement that will make the system more efficient. The issue of education, security, and agriculture are too heavy to be allowed on a centralised traditional system.
“So, we know that this present structure will certainly promote security and education,” he said.
The new Emirs who received their appointment letters on Saturday include:
- Aminu Ado Bayero, the son of Late Emir of Kano, Ado Bayero, as the Emir of Bichi
- Ibrahim Abulkadir as the Emir of Gaya
- Tafida Abubakar as the Emir Of Rano
- Abubakar Ibrahim II as the Emir of Karaye
The date for the coronation of the new emirs is yet to be announced.