Kano State House of Assembly has passed a law establishing four new emirates and four first class emirs in the state.
The law which was initiated on Monday, passed first reading on Tuesday, and also scaled through second and third reading on Wednesday.
The emirates are Rano Emirate, Gaya Emirate, Karaye Emirate and Bichi Emirate.
It is alleged that Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II did not support Governor Abdullahi Ganduje’s re-election bid, and with the emir’s growing popularity, reports suggest that Ganduje implanted the idea of four new emirates to reduce Sanusi’s powers.
Earlier on Wednesday, Ganduje promised to assent the law as soon as it is presented to him.
“We heard about a bill sent to the State House of Assembly, requesting them to make a law for the creation of four more emirs in Kano. We believe the petitioners did it in good faith. And they want the development of the state,” Ganduje said.
“I hope the legislative arm would work on it and forward to me for assent of which I am ready to sign into law without any waste of time.
“That is the popular wish of our people. This will also go a long way in hastening growth and development for the state.”