By Abba Dukawa
The Emir of Rano, Alhaji Tafida Abubakar Ila has said his reign will ensure development in agriculture, security, economy, and self-reliance among youths in his emirate.
Alhaji Tafida Abubakar Ila is among the four new Emirs elevated to the first-class status by Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje said his emirate has started seeking ways towards enhancing abundant natural resources in his domain, particularly in the area of agriculture.
Solacebase recalled that Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje signed the bill establishing the four emirates that include Rano, Karaye, Gaya, and Bichi on May 8th,2019.
The Monarch spoke while receiving members of the National Youth Council of Nigeria, (NYCN) and National Association of Kano State Students (NAKSS) who paid him solidarity visit at his Palace in Rano on Sunday.
He said his reign will ensure security of lives and property, agricultural revolution, education for the youths, self-reliance, self-sufficiency, as well as socio-economic development within the emirate.
According to him, the Rano and other three emirates recently upgraded by Governor Ganduje have been in existence for years before the amalgamation of Nigeria in 1914.
Alhaji Abubakar Ila lauded Ganduje for summoning the courage to have done the needful ,saying the creation of the new emirates was done in the best interest of the people and to ensure even socio-economic development in Kano state.
The youths who stormed the Rano Emirate in their hundreds displayed placards with various inscriptions describing Governor Ganduje as a leader with foresight and the interest of the people at heart.
Earlier a remark, the leader of the association, under the aegis of National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Kabiru Ado Lakwaya said they were at the emir’s palace to pay homage and congratulate him of his recent appointment.
“This historic appointment is worth congratulations and commendable. We have to thank governor Ganduje and his legislatures for recording this milestone,” he said
NAKSS president, Comrade Aliyu Maikasuwa noted that the creation of the new emirates will attract development in all the nooks and crannies of Kano state.
He appreciated Ganduje for coming up with such initiative and hoped that soonest the new emirates would be upgraded to the status of states.
“All we need in Kano is development. We can only pray that someday, these new emirates will be transformed into states, thereby attracting more development, creating more socio-political cum economic opportunities for our people.”
He added that “we have come to the palace to show our solidarity with His Highness, Alhaji Abubakar Ila. We align ourselves with Governor Ganduje’s action and we make bold to say that his decision deserves commendation.