Despite pending court suit, Gov Gandije says no going back on creation of additional Emirates

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The governor of Kano State Abdullahi Ganduje has declared that the new law which establishes the creation of four new Emirate Councils in the state has come to stay as it is irreversible.

Governor Ganguje made the comments during a ceremony organized for the four newly appointed Emirs to express appreciation to the governor, held at Sani Abacha Indoor Stadium, Kano on Saturday.

This is despite the fact that a suit has been filed, and an order reportedly asking all parties to maintain status issued by a Kano High Court sitting at Ungogo on Friday, which granted an order restraining Governor Ganduje from taking any action to legitimize the new emirates of Rano, Bichi, Gaya and Karaye.

The presiding Judge, Justice Nasiru Saminu, in a suit filed by one Rabiu Sule Gwarzo, gave an interim injunction directing all parties in the suit to maintain status quo pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice.

During the occasion, Governor Ganduje charged the new Emirs to participate actively in the area of education, security and agricultural development in the state.

He also revealed that he had received information of planned protests against the appointment by some aggrieved individuals but insisted that there is no going back because the law has gone through all the constitutionally required processes.

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“These four Emirate Councils existed for many centuries ago. We deemed it wise to revive them in order to fast-track our development agenda.

“I charge these emirs to develop interest in the education development, agriculture and security. We want to see you going house to house to ensure every child go to school.

“We want to see you participating in the fight against insecurity because you are familiar with strangers that enter your town. You will know new faces that enter your towns and know how to tackle the security in your areas,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Kano state government on Saturday said it is not aware of any Court order restraining it from issuing letters of appointment to Emirs of newly created Emirates in Kano.
Commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba told Solacebase, that the government is not aware of any court order as the governor was not served, neither was the Attorney General of the state served.

‘’Honestly as I speak to you , we have not been served any court order, although I saw a court order on the social media late in the night yesterday. So how do you expect government to act on a story on the social media?’’

Muhammad Garba noted that according to what he read on the court order seen on the social media, events have overtaken issues in the court order saying that, those appointed Emirs in the newly created Emirates have been issued their letters of appointment by Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Usman Alhaji yesterday (Friday).

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