Ganduje Denies Creating Additional Kano Emirates To Settle Personal Scores
Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has denied the claims the creation of additional emirates in the state was done to settle personal scores with anyone.
The governor said this in an interview with reporters in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
Contrary to the allegations, he explained that the additional emirates were created to make the traditional institution in the state more effective.
Governor Ganduje went further to declare his respect for the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II.
He, however, noted that the traditional ruler was answerable to his Local Government Chairman, as enshrined in the Constitution.
The governor also faulted that claims that the creation of additional emirates has rubbished hundreds of years of tradition in the state.
He made the clarification two days after signing in to law, the bill seeking the establishment of four additional first-class emirates in Kano.
Governor Ganduje gave the assent following the passage of the bill by the Kano State House of Assembly.
The four additional first-class emirates are to be situated in Rano, Gaya, Karaya and Bichi.