Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje on Wednesday signed Kano State Emirates Council Amendment Law, 2020, which makes Kano Emir the permanent Chairman of the Council of Emirs, unlike in the former arrangement when it rotates across the 5 First Class Emirs.
With the signing of this into Law, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero remains the Chairman of the Council, with Gidan Shettima as the Council secretariat, a stone thrown from the Kano Emir’s palace.
Solacebase reports that Kano State Emirates Council Law was signed by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje that created rotational Chairmanship of the Council of Emirs when he was at loggerhead with the deposed Emir, Malam Muhammadu Sanusi II.
A statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Abba Anwar said the event took place during the State Executive Council meeting, held at Africa House, Government House, Kano, Wednesday.
“Before the signing of this Amended Law, we had 4 kingmakers from each of the 5 Emirates. But we now have 5 kingmakers from each of the 5 Emirates in the state. We did that to avert any unwanted situation in an event of appointing an Emir if need be. So we need to have odd numbers not even numbers,” governor observed in the statement.
‘’He also recalled that, Kano being the 4th in the ranking of Emirs in the country, and Kano Emir attends engagements at a higher level, national, being number 4 in the category of Emirs in the country, explaining that, “To avoid the contradiction of whatever sort, Kano Emir should therefore be a permanent Chairman of the State Council of Emirs.”
According to the statement, Governor Ganduje further reveals that very soon the Emir of Kano would be inaugurated as the Chairman of the State Council of Emirs, adding that, “…the Secretariat, located at Gidan Shettima has since been under renovation.”