Kano state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, says he created new emirates in the state to reduce the burden of the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi 11.
According to him, he had to create more Emirate because the Kano emirate had “too weighty” challenges and that the creation of new ones will also bring development closer to Kano citizens.
The creation of four more emirates in the state has left Emir Sanusi controlling just 10 out of 44 local government areas of the state.
The new emirs are Aminu Ado Bayero of Bichi, Ibrahim Abubakar II of Karaye, Tafida Abubakar of Rano, and Ibrahim Abdulkadir of Gaya.
Ganduje said this on Saturday while speaking at a ceremony organised by the new emirs to show appreciation for their appointment.
“We created the emirates in order to reduce the burden on the Kano emirate. The challenges are too weighty on Kano emirate that is why the emirate is running away from centralization of the system,” he said.
“The creation of the additional Emirates will allow us to re-examine history. This is not something new in Kano, it has happened before.
“We created Emirates based on the aspirations and yearnings of our people. I am sure this development will lead to rapid development in the affected areas.”
Ganduje added also that they “have uncovered move by some bad elements in the state. The protest was aimed at disrupting peace in Kano, but that would not deter our stance in the creation of the new Emirate Councils.”
“You should ensure that your subjects enroll their wards in school while women encouraged to always visit hospital whenever they are pregnant.”