Kano State Executive Council has approved a new Emirate Council Bill 2019, which provides for the establishment of four additional emirates in the state.
The new Emirates are Rano, Gaya, Bichi and Karaye, a statement issued by the Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, at the end of the council session held at the council chambers, government house, Kano, yesterday, indicated.
The statement indicated that the bill had already been transmitted to the Kano State House of Assembly for necessary action.
According to the statement, some of the emirates even pre-dated Kano in ancient times, while the effort to revive them during the Second Republic was short-lived.
It noted that the council seriously discussed the decade-long clamour for the establishment of additional emirates in the state to bring more development to the people.
“The exercise was also informed by the need to bring traditional institutions closer to the people in addition to facilitating speedy socio-economic development and security in the state,” the statement said.
It further said the introduction of free and compulsory education at basic and secondary school levels requires the active participation of the community, especially the traditional institutions for successful implementation.
The statement 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, called on the State Assembly to expedite action on the passage of the bill in the interest of the public.
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