The Kano state Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje has appointed four new emirs in the state.
Naija news understands that the appointment comes 48 hours after he assented to a bill to split Kano emirate into five. The new emirs are Aminu Ado Bayero (Bichi), Ibrahim Abdulkadir (Gaya), Tafida Abubakar (Rano), and Ibrahim Abubakar (Karaye).
Ado Bayero is one of the sons of the predecessor of Muhammadu Sanusi, the incumbent Emir of Kano.
Kabiru Alhassan, the speaker of the Kano house of assembly, is now a kingmaker in Rano emirate. Rurum, who holds the traditional title of Turakin Rano, made the list of four kingmakers in the emirate.
Meanwhile, Muhammad Garba, the commissioner for information, said the new emirs would receive their letters of appointment and staff of office at a ceremony at Sani Abacha Stadium on Saturday.
Naija News also learnt that the governor had informed the appointed emirs of their elevation yesterday night and directed them to begin preparations for their new assignment. A Kano high court had restrained Ganduje from implementing the law breaking up the emirate.
Ganduje’s action is believed to be political. The move was said to be targetted at Sanusi who reportedly worked against his reelection.