The Kano State Government has reacted to the court judgement which sacked Aminu Ado Bayero (Emir of Bichi), Ibrahim Gaya (Emir of Gaya), Tafida Ila (Emir of Rano), and Ibrahim Abukakar (Emir of Karaye).
Recall that Kano State High Court sacked the Emirs on grounds of ‘due process’ not being followed in creation of the Emirates. Justice Usman Na’Abba said the state house of assembly violated the provision of section 101 of the 1999 constitution.
However reacting to the court ruling, Kano Commissioner of Information Malam Muhammad Garba stated that the State’s government will still recognize the sacked monarchs as First Class Emirs and will continue dealing with them as such.
He also insisted that the State’s House of Assembly has the constitutional power and authority to create additional emirates.
Garba added that the court order will not make the state government concede its constitutional power in the interest of the well-being of the people and general development of the state.