• Thursday, June 13, 2024
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Dissolution of emirates will halt development of Kano, says stakeholders

Dissolution of emirates will halt development of Kano, says stakeholders

Kano stakeholders from the Southern senatorial district of the state, are of the view that the creation of additional Emirates in the state, by the previous administration of Umar Abdullahi Ganduje has brought immense progress and development to their area.

Given this, the stakeholders are calling on Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf to restore the emirate councils of Rano, Karaye, and Gaya, which his administration, recently dissolved.

The stakeholders, who made the call while, briefing journalists at NUJ, press centre in Kano, Wednesday, noted that most people in the their senatorial district are desirous of the restoration of the emirates.

Speaking on behalf of the over 103 members of the group that attende the briefing, Musa Sabiu, said that the restoration of dissolved Emirates will be in the interest of peace and development of the state.

“It is important to note that the new emirates in Kano South Gaya, Rano, and Karaye, evolved as separate chiefdoms with a rich historical background.

“These emirates represented a significant portion of the total population of Kano, which is currently projected to be at 15,462,200. Before their restoration and creation, the absence of tertiary healthcare and educational institutions in these emirates had stalled human progress and development.

“Furthermore, the span of administrative control in each of the emirates had hindered their progress due to marginalisation, leading to an over-concentration of social amenities and law enforcement resources in Kano City alone.

“The lack of decentralised development efforts had deprived these emirates of the necessary resources for social and economic growth.

“The decision to amend the regressive emirate law by the State Assembly members and hastily assented to by the current Governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf is a significant setback to the progress and development of the emirates. This move not only stripped us of our heritage and potential for growth but also threatened to reverse the positive trajectory that had been set in motion by the previous administration.

“We commend the members of the State Assembly from Gaya, Takai, Doguwa and Tudun Wada Local Governments for their unwavering support for progress and development in the emirates. We urge other members from Kano South Emirates to realign themselves with the path of progress and stand up for the collective development of their people, Kano, and Nigeria.

“The actions taken by the previous administration, based on extensive consultations and due process, reflect a commitment to the well-being and progress of the emirates. The sudden removal of our respected emirs without just cause or due process is a grave injustice that must be rectified.

“We acknowledge and appreciate the judicial intervention that has brought a temporary halt to this regressive legislation. We call on the Kano State Government and House of Assembly to uphold the rule of law and adhere to the directives of the Federal High Court by promptly restoring the emirates to prevent further escalation of the crisis.

“In conclusion, we express our gratitude to the judiciary and security agencies for their diligence in safeguarding the rights and well-being of the people. It is crucial that we work together to ensure the continued progress and prosperity of the emirates, Kano, and Nigeria as a whole”, Sabiu explained.