New Kano Emirates Have Come To Stay, Ganduje Tells Kwankwaso
By Our Correspondent
Kano state governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has defended the four new emirates his administration created, insisting that noone will reverse them even after he has exited government.
He said the four new emirates created by his administration have come to stay, explaining that they are a symbol of unity, progress and well-being of the people.
The governor had split the Kano Emirate into five and subsequently dethroned the then Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi.
Ganduje was obviously reacting to the statement credited to former state governor, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso who said last week that the incoming government of the New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP) led by Abba Kabir Yusuf, would review the dethronement and balkanisation of the emirate.
Speaking during the Workers’ Day celebrations held at Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano, Ganduje said God will not bring any body that will destroy them.
“Any of you that visits the headquarters of these new emirates will believe me that we have brought development to these places. These emirates were created for unity, progress, history, and also for the recovery of the reputation of the traditional institutions. We created them to honor the people of these regions.”
“I want to assure you that these emirates are permanent, they have come to stay. And anybody that will destroy them, God Almighty will not bring him to Kano state. We assure you that these emirates were created because of you, because of your progress.
“Even if we are not in government, we are praying and we will keep praying for God to protect these emirates from all evils. I thank you all,” Ganduje said.