The Kano State Executive Council, on Monday approved the Emirate Council Bill 2019 which provides for the establishment of additional Emirates in the state.
A statement issued by the commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba at the end of the council meeting held at the Council Chambers, Government House, Kano, indicated that some of these emirates pre-dated Kano in ancient times, while the effort to revive them during the second republic was short-lived.
He said while 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, 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
Garba noted that the introduction of the free and compulsory education at primary and secondary school level requires the active participation of the community, especially the traditional institutions for its successful implementation.
The commissioner explained that the Emirate Council Bill 2019 was amended in the public interest following a Kano High Court ruling that nullified the law on the ground that the petition demanding additional emirates in the state was presented to the House of Assembly by a private person and not a member of the Assembly.
According to Garba, the council called on the Assembly to expedite action on the passage of the bill in the interest of the public.
The bill is seeking to establish four new emirates in the state, namely Rano, Gaya, Bichi and Karaye.