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Tension In Kano Over Recall Of Emirates Council Bill



There was tension in the five Kano Emirate Councils yesterday as the state House of Assembly adopted a motion to recall the Emirate Council Amendment Bill earlier suspended following the outcry that greeted it.

The bill if amended may jettison the existing emirate councils which stands at five now and may become one later.

The recall of the bill by the state Assembly is sequel to deliberations on the floor of the House during the plenary presided over yesterday by the Speaker, Hon. Jibril Isma’il Falgore.

The recall was done in a motion of urgent public importance moved by the Majority Leader, Alhaji Lawan Hussaini Dala, who urged the House to support the motion to move the state forward.

The motion of urgent public importance was seconded by the member representing Dawakin Shu’aibu Rabi’u.

Recall that in 2019, the Kano State House of Assembly approved the creation of four additional emirate councils, bringing the number of first class emirs in the state to five, which though was greeted with utmost rejection.

However in September 2020, the Assembly passed the emirate councils’ amendment bill 2020, which made provisions for the Emir of Kano to serve as the chairman of the Council of Chiefs, putting the issue of rotation of the leadership of the state emirate council to an end.