By: Fatima Idris, Bauchi, and Babagana Bukar Wakil, Maiduguri
Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State northwest Nigeria has charged the newly appointed four first class Emirs to discharge their responsibilities in accordance with religion and culture of the people of the state.
Governor Ganduje gave the charge during the acceptance ceremony of the new first-class emirs of the four additional Emirates held at Sani Abacha indoors stadium Kano.
The Governor explained that the creation of the new emirate was to ensure speedy development in the state and pointed out that their appointments was based on merit in recognition of their various contributions to societal development.
In their separate remarks, the Emirs of Bichi, Gaya, Rano, and Karaye pledged to justify the confidence reposed in them and accepted emir of Kano malam Mohammad sanusi the second as the chairman of council of chiefs in the state.
In a related development the Wudil Joint Stakeholders Meeting on Saturday appealed to Kano state government to revert the community back to Kano Emirate from the just created Gaya Emirate Council as the arrangement has no historical benefit to the people of the communities.
Dandal Kura recalled that the bill for the creation of four emirates in Kano was signed into law by the governor, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje on Wednesday, namely, Rano, Gaya, Bichi and Karaye.
The joint stakeholders meeting consists of various groups and associations of Wudil natives.
Addressing journalists after a meeting of the group held in Wudil town, under the Chairmanship of the stakeholders, Yawale Muhammad Idris, the Secretary Dr. Baba Sani Wudil expressed surprise that Wudil town has a different traditional historical background from that of Gaya hence they cannot be under Gaya Emirate.
Adding that even during the Jihad of Shehu Usman Danfodio five royal hubs were presented flags, that include Sulubawa, Gidan Sarki Kano, Jobawa.
Expressing sadness, they said government demean them by merging them with Gaya instead of Kano Emirate which they have the same traditional historical relation, but we were grouped with Gaya, honestly, we would not accept this.
Dr. Baba Sani Wudil also said that there was no consultation with the people of Wudil before been grouped into the Gaya Emirate which is not appropriate.