There is tension mounting in the northern state of Kano currently as no fewer than 70 prominent indigenes of the State along with 22 Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have just given a charge to all the newly appointed emirs by the State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, asking them to resign their appointments with immediate effect.
The emirs have been aked to resign in the interest of peace and tranquility in Kano.
Accirding to the reports from Igbere TV, the concerned individuals and groups were said to have sought the urgent intervention of the Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Alhaji Mohammad Sa’ad Abubakar for him to denounce the creation of additional emirates in Kano.
It will be recalled that Governor Abdullahi Ganduje had signed the Appointment and Deposition Act. 2019, which was what paved the way for the Kano Emirate council to be broken into five after four new emirates were created to the existing one.
Afterwards, four new emirs were appointed for Rano, Gaya, Bichi and Karaye, with first class status.
But as he spoke at a media briefing yesterday on behalf of The Renaissance Coalition in collaboration with the CSOs and other stakeholders, Comrade Abdulrahman Baffa Yola, had asked Governor Ganduje to instead dissipate his energy towards tackling the socio-economic and development challenges in the state.
Besides, he cried out on the hasty passage of the Appointment and Deposition Act, 2019, which lasted only 48 hours and without following the due legislative process.
“Kano State has over two million Almajiris roaming the streets, without any tangible and sustainable intervention to checkmate the ugly situation.
“Kano leads in substance and drugs abuse, we have the highest number of school drop outs and congested classrooms in the country, with over 150–200 pupils in one class,” he stated.
Abdulrahman also urged the Kano State Governor to tackle unemployment and provide jobs for the 3.5 million youths who were currently without employment in Kano State and also to provide education for the over two million girls who do not attend formal school in Kano.
He also asked the governor to make a provision of portable water for the more than five million people who currently do not have access to clean drinking water as well as to delist Kano from the list of states with the highest maternal mortality rate in Nigeria and not the creation of new emirates.
Igbere TV reports that another member of the coalition, Barrister Saida Sa’ad, accused the State House of Assembly of violating legislative process and giving undue attention to what she described as an unpopular bill.
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