ABUJA – Kano state Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has said that the Emir of Kano Muhammad Sanusi II supposed to be reporting to the Local Government Chairman and not the state Governor.
Ganduje, who made the disclosure on Friday at the State House in Abuja, said his assertion is in line with the provision of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The Governor also ruled out any vendetta in the recently signed Kano Emirs Appointment and Deposition Amendment Bill 2019, which has whittled down the influence of the Emir of Kano as he now controls only eight Local Government Areas as against the whole 44 LGAs.
Justifying the restructuring of Kano Emirates, Governor Ganduje had this to say, “We are taking Kano to the next level and we need active participation of the traditional system, especially in the areas of education, security, agriculture, we need the effectiveness of the traditional rulers.
“By decentralizing it we are following history. Years back even before the 800 years you are referring to, the situation was not that. So, if something developed 800 years ago, things are also developing now and there will be another 800 years. So look at the history.
“So, it is not vendetta, I am not against him, in fact he is supposed to be reporting to the local government chairman according to the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“It is the local government chairman that he is supposed to discuss issues with not the governor. So, this is celebrated by the people of Kano and we will make sure that the new Emirate councils are effective in terms of developing Kano State.”