We will dissolve emirates – Kano govt

The Kano state government says no decision has been made concerning the new emirates established by the previous administration.

In 2019, Abdullahi Ganduje, immediate past governor of Kano, signed a law splitting the Kano emirate into five, with four new emirates created in the process.

The then Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, was subsequently deposed by Ganduje’s administration.

Ganduje had dethroned Sanusi over “total disrespect to lawful instructions from the office of the governor”, and had appointed Aminu Ado Bayero as the new emir.

According to a statement by Sanusi Tofa, chief press secretary to Abba Yusuf, new governor of Kano, the government is not dissolving the new emirates to reinstate Sanusi II, as is being speculated in the social media.

Speaking on recent speculations, Tofa said the governor only sent a request to appoint 20 special advisers, adding that the current administration will be transparent on policy implementation.

“No decision yet taken on the status of the new emirates established by the previous administration,” the statement reads.

“Contrary to the rumours circulating in social media,  Kano state government has not taken any decision yet on the new emirates as speculated.

“The engagements between executive and legislative arms of government in Kano will be open and transparent to allow the good people of Kano access to information on major policies and decisions of the NNPP led administration.

“His excellency has submitted a request to appoint 20 special advisers which was graciously approved by the state assembly in its maiden sitting today.

“It is expected that the list of nominees for commissioners who will serve the next cabinet would be sent to the assembly next week for confirmation.”