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Gan­duje signs Kano amended emi­rates law

- From Habibu Umar Aminu, Kano Nigeria News · Middle East News · Politics · Kano State

Kano State Gover­nor Ab­dul­lahi Gan­duje has signed into law the state’s amended Emi­rate Coun­cil Law that makes the emir of Kano as the sub­stan­tive chair­man of the state emi­rate coun­cil.

The law, be­fore its amend­ment, had pro­vided for the ro­ta­tion of the chair­man­ship among the five emi­rate coun­cils in the state when the deposed Emir of Kano Muham­madu Sanusi II was at the helm.

The gover­nor's Chief Press sec­re­tary, Abba An­war, in a state­ment said, "With the sign­ing of this law, Aminu Ado Bayero re­mains the Chair­man of the Coun­cil, with Gi­dan

Shet­tima as the Coun­cil sec­re­tar­iat which is a stone throw from the Kano Emir's palace," he said

"Be­fore the sign­ing of this amended law, we had four king­mak­ers from each of the five emi­rates. But we now have five king­mak­ers from each of the five 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 an odd num­ber, not even num­ber," the state­ment quoted the gover­nor to have ob­served.

He an­nounced that the Emir of Kano will soon be in­au­gu­rated as the Chair­man of the Coun­cil of Emirs at the Sec­re­tar­iat, which is un­der­go­ing ren­o­va­tion.

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