Kano Assembly scraps four new emirates established by ex-governor Ganduje, leaves Kano emirate standing

The Kano State House of Assembly has passed Kano Emirates Council Law (repeal bill) 2024 after scaling third reading.

The bill dissolved all the four newly created emirate councils in the state.

All offices established under the repealed law have been set aside by the new bill.

Also, all district heads elevated or appointed under the repealed law are to revert to their previous positions.

The dissolution was sequel to deliberations on the floor of the House during plenary on Thursday.

The Kano state emirate council amendment bill was considered on the floor of the House after scaling second and third reading on Thursday morning.

The Kano State Emirates Council (Amendment number 2) Law, 2024, was sponsored by the Majority Leader and member representing the Dala Constituency, Lawan Hussaini Chediyar Yan Gurasa.

The law which created five new emirates was first assented to by ex-governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje on December 5, 2019.

The governor assented to an amendment to the law on 14 October, 2020 and signed another amendment on 11 April, 2023.

Section 3(1) of the law established five distinct emirates; Kano, Bichi, Rano, Gaya and Karaye, with Kano and Karaye having eight local government areas of jurisdiction each, while Bichi and Gaya emirates share 9 local government areas of jurisdiction each, Rano Emirate enjoys jurisdiction over 10 local government areas out of the 44 local councils in the state.



When Emir Muhammadu Sanusi, who chaired the council, was deposed on March 9, 2020, the law was amended to read: “There shall be the chairman of the council who shall be the emir, Kano Emirate”.

Section 12 provides that the governor may grade the office of an emir first, second, or third class subject to the approval of the House of Assembly.

Earlier, the Deputy Speaker,  Alhaji Muhammad Bello Butu Butu explained that repealing the law would revive the lost glory of Kano as the division of Kano emirate to five reduced the capacity and dignity of the state at national level.



With the amendment of the law, all the four new emirate councils were abolished leaving only the Kano Emirate.

The House also adopted a motion to create a new second class emirate council in the state.

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