Kano state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje has declared his intention to approve the Bill seeking the creation of four first-class Emirate councils in the state.
Ganduje disclosed today at a media briefing prior to the commencement of the 136th State Executive Council meeting, at the Council Chamber in Government House, Kano.
He said, “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.”
“I hope the legislative arm would work on it and forward to me for the assent of which I am ready to sign into Law without any waste of time.”
Ganduje stated that the move will enhance the growth of the state, saying “With the creation of more Emirates, all sectors of the society would improve.”
A credible source familiar with the situation said: “the governor felt Sanusi’s call for free and fair elections in the state was an affront on his plans to return to the office and that it means he was backing former governor Rabiu Kwankwaso”.
“The first plan is that they now want to probe how he (Sanusi II) is spending emirate funds as they did before” the source revealed.
Meanwhile, the Kano state Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission earlier opened a fresh probe on the alleged financial mismanagement in Kano Emirate Council under the watch of Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II.
The commission invited two of the Emirs uncles and brothers to appear before it on Thursday; they are to answer questions on what they know over alleged financial scandal rocking the Kano Emirate Council.