Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has signed Kano State Emirates Council Amendment Law, 2020.
This was contained in a media statement signed by Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mallam Abba Anwar,and was made available to Radio Nigeria in Kano.
According to the statement, The Governor accent the bill during the State Executive council meeting held at government house, Kano.
The statement explained that the new law makes Kano Emir as the Chairman of the Council of Emirs, unlike in the former arrangement when it rotates across the 5 First Class Emirs.
It stated that with the signing of this into Law, Aminu Ado Bayero remains the Chairman of the Council, with Gidan Shettima as the Council secretariat.
The statement quotes the governor saying “Before the signing of this Amended Law, we had 4 king makers from each of the 5 Emirates, but we now have 5 kingmakers from each of the 5 Emirates in the state. We did that to avert any unwanted situation in an event of appointing an Emir if need be. So we need to have odd numbers not even numbers,”
The statement included that Governor Abdullahi Ganduje also recalled that, Kano being the 4th in the ranking of Emirs in the country, and Kano Emir attends engagements at higher level, national, being number 4 in the category of Emirs in the country, explaining that, “To avoid contradiction of whatever sort, Kano Emir should therefore be a permanent Chairman of the State Council of Emirs.”
The statement added that Governor Ganduje further reveals that, very soon the Emir of Kano would be inaugurated as the Chairman of the State Council of Emirs, noting that, the Secretariat, located at Gidan Shettima has since been under renovation.”