Kano government reacts to court ruling nullifying new emirates

Jack Acheme, Kano


Kano State Government has reacted to the ruling of a Kano High Court on the creation of four new Emirates in the state with a view to taking appropriate action.

Kano state Commissioner of Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, in a signed statement regretted that despite the constitutional power and authority conferred on the State Assembly on such progressive and important issue, the court ruled otherwise.

“The Government will not fold its arms and concede such constitutional power  in the interest of the wellbeing of the people and general development of the state,” the statement adds.

Malam Garba said despite the ruling, the government still recognizes the four newly created Emirs as First Class Emirs and will continue dealing with them as such.

The state government, therefore advised people to be calm, law abiding and await further action.”

Justice Usman Na’abba nullified the creation of the emirates on Thursday on the ground that the decision had violated section 101 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Government (as an amendment).

The suit was filed by the then House of Assembly member, representing Gwarzo Local Government constituency, Rabiu Saleh Gwarzo challenging the law, assented by Ganduje on May 8, that established the four additional emirates namely: Bichi, Gaya, Karaye and Rano.