Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has on Sunday night, presented the staff of office to the newly appointed Emir of Gaya, Ibrahim Abdulkadir.
The presentation is coming 48 hours after a State High Court ordered the governor, the State House of Assembly and the Attorney-General to stop implementing the splitting of the Kano Emirate.
On May 8, 2019, Governor Ganduje signed into law a bill on the creation of four additional emirates, a move that was widely viewed as an attempt to reduce Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II’s influence.
The appointment of the new emirs – Aminu Ado-Bayero, Bichi; Tafida Ila, Rano; Ibrahim Abdulkadir, Gaya and Ibrahim Abubakar ll, Karaye – means the Emir Sanusi now controls only 10 local government councils of the 44 in the state.
Abba Anwar, Ganduje’s Chief Press Secretary disclosed on Monday morning that the governor had already presented staff of office to the new emir of Bichi on Sunday night. He said:
“The governor had already presented the staff-of-office to emir of Bichi, Aminu Ado Bayero amidst jubilation. The event was colourful and remarkable.
“We are now on our way to Karaye for presentation of the staff of office to the emir,” he said.
“If time permits, the Governor would proceed to either Gaya or Rano today to complete the presentation tomorrow (Monday).”
Ganduje was accompanied by his deputy, Nasir Gawuna, senators representing Kano North and South, Barau Jibrin and Kabiru Gaya, speaker of Kano House of Assembly, Kabiru Rurum, state APC Chairman, Abdullahi Abbas, D-G APC governorship campaign, Nasiru Aliko Koki, among others.