The Executive Council of Kano State Assembly has on Sunday approved the reintroduction of Emirate Council Bill 2019 to the Kano state House of Assembly.
A news release signed by Malam Muhammad Garba, the Commissioner, Information that was made available to Journalists in Kano on Monday morning explained that the development was sequel to “a Kano High Court action that nullified the law on the ground that the petition was presented to the Assembly by a private person not a member of the House.”
According to Malam Muhammad Garba “To this end, the Council has, with this development, endorsed the establishment of four new Emirates namely Rano, Gaya, Bichi and Karaye and forward same to the state Assembly for necessary action. “
A press statement issued by the commissioner for Information indicated that “some of these Emirate have even pre-dated Kano in ancient times, while the effort to revive them during the Second Republic was short-lived.”
Malam Garba said that “while the Council seriously discussed the decade long clamour for the establishment of additional Emirates in the state with a view to bringing more development to the people of the new Emirates, the exercise was also informed by the need to bring traditional institution closer to the people in addition to facilitating speedy socio-economic development and security in the state.”
The commissioner pointed out that the Emirate Council Bill 2019 was amended in the public interest and therefore, called on the state Assembly to expedite action on the passage of the Bill in the interest of the public.
According to the statement “the introduction of the Free and Compulsory Education at Basic and Secondary level requires the active participation of the community especially the traditional institutions for its successful implementation.”