Amidst Controversy, Ganduje Appoint Emir Sanusi II As Head Of Council Of Chiefs

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The Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje amidst controversy in his new law to create another four new Emirate council in Kano, the governor has appointed the Emir of Kano, Mohammad Sanusi II as the first Chairman of the newly formed council of chiefs.

The appointment was announced while the Emir Sanusi and the governor are still in logger head over the creation of the new Kano Emirate council law just signed into law last week.


There were speculations that the Emir of Bichi, Aminu Bayero, would be a preferred candidate to be appointed to chair the council.


Contained in a statement signed by Abba Anwar, the spokesperson to the governor, he revealed Ganduje ordered Emir Sanusi to immediately summon council meeting.


The statement partly reads, “By the powers conferred on the Governor of Kano State, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, OFR, by Sections 4 (2) (g) and Section 5((1) (2) of the Kano State Emirate Councils Law 2019, he makes the following appointments; that His Highness, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, Emir of Kano Emirate, as Chairman Kano State Council of Chiefs,” it read.


“Among other members of the State Council of Chiefs are all other Four First-Class Emirs of Bichi, Rano, Karaye and Gaya, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, Alhaji Dr Tafida Abubakar (Autan Bawo), Alhaji Dr Ibrahim Abubakar II and Alhaji Ibrahim Abdulkadir, who are also automatic members of the Council, as enshrined in the State Emirate Council Law.


“Also Section 4(2) gives other members as Secretary to the State Government, Commissioner for Local Governments
five (5) Chairmen of Local Government Councils one each from the Local Government Council where the Emir’s palace is situated.


“Others according to this Section comprise at least Ten (10) Kingmakers, 2 each from the Five (5) Emirates mentioned under Section 3(1) of the Law, Chief Imam of each Emirate.


Other members to include; a representative of the business community from each of the Emirate who will be appointed by the Governor,  names of Alhaji Dalhat Al-Hamsad and Alhaji Auwalu Abdullahi Rano has been pencilled for the appointment.


The Governor enjoined all the council members to maximise the opportunity to serve the people in the state with the view of strengthening the Emirate and the traditional system of administration in the state through giving advice to government especially those that borders on security.