Kano Assembly to amend Emirate Council Law

The Kano State House of Assembly has adopted a motion to recall the Kano State Emirate Councils Amendment Bill.

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This decision followed deliberations on the floor of the House during a plenary session presided over by Speaker Alhaji Isma’il Falgore on Tuesday.

The motion, presented as one of urgent public importance, was moved by the Majority Leader, Alhaji Lawan Dala.

He urged the House to support the motion to advance the state’s development. The motion was seconded by Shu’aibu Rabi’u, the member representing Dawakin Tofa.

In 2019, during the administration of the immediate-past governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, the Assembly approved the creation of four additional emirate councils, increasing the number of first-class Emirs in the state to five.

Additionally, in September 2020, the House passed the Emirate Councils Amendment Bill 2020. This legislation stipulated that the Emir of Kano would serve as the Chairman of the Council of Chiefs, ending the practice of rotational leadership.

However, former governor Rabiu Kwankwaso, leader of the current ruling party in Kano State, the New Nigeria People’s Party, has vowed to revisit and potentially revise the emirate law.

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