Kano State House of Assembly may approve the request for the creation of four new emirates for Bichi, Gaya, Karaye and Rano today,Wednesday, May 8, 2019.
At the plenary yesterday, the assembly received a report from its joint committees on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs and Judiciary in respect of a petition for upgrading some traditional rulers to first class emirs.
The Majority Leader of the house, Baffa Babba Danagundi (Kano Municipal), presented the report and moved a motion calling on the house to adopt it.
The report was unanimously endorsed by all the members present at the plenary when the Speaker of the House, Alhaji Kabiru Alhassan Rurum, tabled it.
It subsequently passed first reading unopposed. The house adjourned till today.
A member of the house, who craved anonymity, told Newsmen on Tuesday that the lawmakers would ensure that the motion scales through second and third reading today, and pass same into law and forward it to the state governor Abdullahi Ganduje for his assent.
The lawmaker added that the issue would not face any delay as the assembly was winding up and it needed urgent attention and passage into law.
“I can assure you, we are going to finish everything tomorrow (today) and after passing the bill into law, we will send same to the governor.
“We are lucky that the report of the joint committees of the House on Local Government and chieftaincy Affairs and Judiciary has taken care of more than 95 per cent of the work even before this development come up,” he said.
The house had last year mandated its Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs and Judiciary to consolidate all laws relating to the Kano Emirate Council, but the committee did not submit its report.