– The Kano State Government have refused to obey Court Orders restricting it from installing the new additional Emirs
– The State Government in it defense stated that it had given appointment letter to the newly appointed Emirs before the court order pronouncement
According to a new report, the Kano State Government led by Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje has refused to obey Court order which restrained it from installing the new four Emirs on the four emirates it recently established.
The state government in it statement on Saturday via the Chief Secretary of the State, Abba Anwar, stressed that the new Emirs had already been given their appointment letter before the Court Order pronouncement.
According to Anwar, the Kano state governor didn’t receive any court order restraining him from carrying out further action as related to the newly appointed Emirs.
Below is the statement as released,
Appointment Letters Before Court Order Pronouncement
-Government yet to be served
From Abba Anwar
The Kano state governor did not receive any court order restraining him from further action concerning the newly appointed First Class Emirs of Rano, Karaye, Gaya and Bichi Emirates.
Letters of the Notification Appointment were written from the office of the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Usman Alhaji, since Thursday 9th May, 2019 and were despatched to the concerned Emirs the following day Friday 10th May, 2019, in the very early hours of the day.
In letters dated 9th May, 2019, with reference number SSG/REPA/5/A/86/T , to the newly appointed Emirs, each letter states that, “In accordance with the power conferred on the Governor by the Kano State Emirs (Appointment and Deposition) Amended Law 2019 (1440 AH) which provides the creation of more Emirates,
I wish to convey the approval of His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Kano State, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje OFR for your appointment as First Class Emir of (Bichi) (Karaye) (Rano) (Gaya) Emirate.”
While the said court order pronouncement started after 5pm on Friday 10th May, 2019, all the Emirs returned back their acceptance from 10am to 12noon, same day. Hours before the court order pronouncement was made.
The new Emir of Karaye, Alhaji Dr Ibrahim Abubakar II signed his acceptance by 12 noon, Emir of Rano Alhaji Tafida Abubakar Ila, signed his acceptance by 10:15 am, Emir of Bichi, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, signed his acceptance by 10am and the Emir of Gaya, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdulkadir, signed his letter by 10:30am.
Today’s event, Saturday 11th May, 2019, planning to take place at Sani Abacha Indoor Stadium, Kofar Mata, was just organised to have a symbolic presentation of Notification of Appointment Letters.
But with the new development, the Emirs would only thank the Governor during the Stadium event, for appointing them and serving them with their appointment letters since Friday morning of 10th May, 2019, through the office of the Secretary to the State Government.