GOVERNOR Umar Ganduje of Kano State has signed the State’s Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs (Amendment) Bill into Law, paving way for the creation of four new Emirate councils in the state.
Ganduje assented to the bill on Wednesday, the same day it was passed by unanimous decision of members of the State Assembly.
The four new Emirates would be situated in Rano, Gaya, Karaya and Bichi.
Many believe that the move to create more emirate councils in Kano State is a ploy by the Umar Ganduje-led government to reduce the influence of the Kano Emirate, currently headed by Muhammad Sanusi, former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
However, Ganduje maintained that the move would enhance development and job creation within the state.
“With the creation of more Emirates, all sectors of the society would improve. It will also lead to more concentration on our health, education and other equally important sectors of the society,” Ganduje had said earlier on Wednesday while addressing newsmen before a State Executive Council meeting.
“That is the popular wish of our people, the people of Kano State. This will also go a long way in hastening growth and development for the state.
“The efforts didn’t get through many years ago but now we are happy to see that the idea would come into fruition,” he had said.