The Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II over the weekend was appointed the chairman of Kano state’s council of chiefs by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje.
The Kano state government said the appointment was made following the powers conferred on the governor by Sections 4 (2) (g) and Section 5((1) (2) of the Kano State Emirate Councils Law 2019.
A statement by Abba Anwar, the governor’s spokesperson, listed four first-class emirs of Bichi, Rano, Karaye and Gaya as automatic members of the council of chiefs.
Anwar said Section 4(2) of the law also allows other members as secretary to the state government, commissioner for local governments five chairmen of local government councils – one each from the local government council where the emir’s palace is situated.
Also, 10 kingmakers – two from each of the five mentioned emirates would be part of the council – a chief Imam of each emirate, a representative of the business community from each emirate will also be appointed by the governor.
Anwar noting that the governor has already appointed Alhaji Dalhat Al-Hamsad and Alhaji Auwalu Abdullahi Rano as representatives of the business community said a representative of the Police, SSS, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps will also be appointed according to law.
He said that the secretary of the council would be appointed by the council of chiefs while the chairmanship of the state council of chiefs shall be rotational among the Five emirs of the emirates.
According to Anwar, the sequence of which the rotation will take is to be determined by the governor and the chairman shall serve for a period of two years only.
“The appointment is with effect from Monday, the 9th Day of December 2019. It is also directed that the Chairman shall immediately summon the inaugural meeting of the Council in accordance with the provisions of the Law.”
Governor Ganduje urges all the Council members to utilize the opportunity to serve the people in the state and to strengthen the Emirates and the traditional system of administration in the State in advising the state government, more particularly on security matters,” the statement said.