Barely 48 hours after he assented to a bill splitting Kano Emirate into five, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has appointed four new Emirs in Kano State.
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.
A statement from the state Commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba, says the new Emirs would receive their letters of appointment and staff of office at a ceremony at Sani Abacha Stadium tomorrow Saturday May 11th.
Already a group has gone ahead to obtain a court order stopping the governor from appointing new Emirs in Kano pending the determination of the substantive suit. The Kano Emirate controversy is coming on the heels of recent appointment given to the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Sanusi by the United Nations, UN, and MTN Nigeria.