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Gov Yusuf Gives Sacked Emirs 48 Hours To Pack Out

●As Kano awaits Sanusi’s triumphal return

GOVERNOR Abba Yusuf of Kano State has given the five former Emirs affected by the dissolution of the Emirate Councils created by former Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje 48 hours to vacate their palaces in the former Emirate Councils.

He gave the directive as he assented to the law repealing the 2019 law that established the five Emirate Councils of Kano, Bichi, Kaaraye, Gaya and Rano.


The Kano State Emirates Council (Amendment number 2) Law, 2024, sponsored by the Majority Leader of the Kano State House of Assembly, stipulates the abolition of the five emirates and reintegration of same into the old Kano Emirate which was balkanized by Ganduje.

Speaking minutes after signing the amendment bill into law, Gov. Yusuf said the action of his predecessor distorted a 1,000-year history of the Kano Emirate.

Following the assent of the repeal law, he directed the former Emirs to vacate the Palaces.

“The five former Emirs affected by the new law have been given 48 hours from this hour to vacate the official residence palaces, offices and to hand over all properties of the former Emirates to the Honourable Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs who also doubles as the deputy Governor of the state,” Governor Yusuf said on Thursday evening.

In a statement by the Governor’s Spokesperson, Mr. Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa, the law provided an opportunity for reinstatement of the 14th Emir of Kano Muhammad Sanusi II and removal of 15th Emir of Kano Aminu Ado Bayero, the Emir of Bichi Nasir Ado Bayero, Emir of Rano Kabiru Muhammad Inuwa, Emir of Karaye Ibrahim Abubakar II and Emir of Gaya Aliyu Ibrahim Abdulkadir.

Governor Yusuf signed the bill into law in the presence of the Deputy Governor, Comrade Aminu Abdulsalam; the Speaker of the Kano State House of Assembly, Hon. Ismail Falgore and other top government functionaries.

While signing into law, the governor expressed satisfaction that the new law would bring unity of the people of Kano and foster sustainable socio-economic development.

Governor Yusuf further said that the return of Muhammad Sanusi II to the throne would propel peace and prosperity adding that the repeal of the council law was in realization of his campaign commitments to restore the lost glory of the state and its rich cultural heritage.

Furthermore, the governor urged the residents of the state to continue supporting his administration in delivering a multitude of infrastructure projects that would propel Kano to greater heights.

“Everyone should go about his or her normal activities in the state, we have done what we believe is in the best interest of the state and its people”

“I want to inform the good people of Kano that today, we reappointed Sanusi Lamido Aminu Sanusi, popularly known as Muhammadu Sanusi the II, as the 16th Emir of Kano, while the five former Emirs are expected to vacate the palaces within 48 hours”

As the dismantling of the five emirates gathered momentum on Wednesday, the former Emir of Kano, Alhaji Nasiru Bayero, was visiting the Awujale of Ijebuland on the occasion of his 90th birthday.

The former Emir will now have to return to his private residence after the trip.

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