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  • Updated: May 26, 2024

Kano: Residents protest at disbanded Kano emirate

Kano: Residents protest at disbanded Kano emirate

Protesters have marched to the streets of Gaya, one of five emirates affected by the revoked Kano Emirates Council Law.

Allnews.ng gathered that the State Assembly enacted a measure titled 'The Kano State Emirates Councils (Repeal) measure, 2024', which abolished the establishment of the new emirates. 

While endorsing the bill on Thursday, Governor Abba Yusuf disbanded Abdullahi Ganduje's four extra emirates: Rano, Gaya, Karaye, and Bichi.

The governor directed all monarchs, including Alhaji Aliyu Ibrahim Abdulkadir, Emir of Gaya, to delegate their responsibilities to Comrade Abdulsalam Gwarzo, Deputy Governor in Charge of the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs.

Governor Yusuf reinstated Muhammadu Sanusi II on Thursday, four years after he was dethroned by the state's former governor, Abdullahi Ganduje.

According to Daily Trust, people saw the dethroned Emir leave the palace at midnight on Thursday, with no evidence of violence or opposition due to the presence of armed security men.

Some residents, dissatisfied with the dissolution of the emirate, protested in the streets on Sunday morning.

The demonstrators, holding placards and shouting anti-government songs, claimed that the emirate's disintegration was politically motivated and illegitimate.

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