The Kano State House of Assembly has passed a bill seeking the amendment of the local government and chieftaincy law.
The bill will pave way for the creation of four more first-class emirs from Rano, Karaye, Bichi and Gaya emirates. The move will also limit the powers of Emir Muhammadu Sanusi.
The Kano assembly amended the law following a petition filed by one Ibrahim Chambers. The petitioner demanded the upgrade of some traditional rulers to the status of first-class emirs.
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While reading the joint committees report before the floor of the house on Tuesday, Baffa Danagundi, the majority leader, said the report also recommended the review of the law.
According to him, the decision followed wide consultation with stakeholders, adding that the feedback the committee received from the public, massively supported the upgrade of those emirate councils.
He, therefore, said the response received, clearly showed that there was a need to upgrade the traditional rulers.
Abdullahi Ganduje, Governor of the state, has reportedly vowed to sign the bill into law.
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