The move by Mr. Abdullahi Ganduje, the Kano Governor to reduce the power of Mr. Sanusi Lamido, the Emir of Kano appears to be successful as the State House of Assembly on Wednesday passed a law establishing four additional emirates.
The law allows for the establishment of four first class chiefs in the state.
The law was passed in just three days, a fastest legislation to be made in the history of the state. It was sent to the state assembly on Monday by the governor and was passed into law on Wednesday.
Lawmakers who did not want the bill passed into law, walked out of the legislative chambers while those in support of the bill passed it into law, this newspaper learned.
The governor who is angry with the Emir for supporting the opposing party, the People Democratic Party in the just concluded governorship election is making a move to reduce the influence of the Emir.
A move that seems to be successful with the passing of the bill into law.
The governor had on Wednesday said he will sign the bill into law as soon as it is passed by the state assembly.
He made the disclosure while addressing newsmen at the 136th State Executive Council meeting, in the Council Chamber at the Government House.
“I hope the legislative arm would work on it and forward to me for assent, which I am ready to sign into law without any waste of time, Ganduje said.
“That is the popular wish of our people. This will also go a long way in hastening growth and development in the state,” the governor added.