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Five Kano Emirs dethroned

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Kano State House of Assembly on Thursday dethroned all the five emirate councils in the state.

The House also declared Governor Abba Yusuf has the sole constitutional powers to appoint new emir(s).

This decision was made on the floor of the House during plenary on Thursday.

During the sitting, the Kano State Emirate Council amendment bill was considered after scaling second and third reading on Thursday.

Deputy Speaker Alhaji Muhammad Bello Butu explained that repealing the law would revive the lost glory of Kano as the division of Kano emirate to five reduced the capacity and dignity of the State at a national level.

Majority Leader Alhaji Lawan Hussaini Dala said the emirate council had served as a custodian of culture before, according to him, it was distorted by the creation of additional emirates.

Speaking to journalists, the majority leader explained that with the amendment of the law, all the five emirate councils were abolished while the commissioner for local governments would serve as the overseer.

The Assembly however adopted a motion to create a new second-class emirate council in the state.

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