The District Head of Bebeji Local Government Area of the Kano State, Haruna Sanusi, on Monday resigned his appointment.
His decision was in opposition to the installation of heads of new emirates by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and loyalty to the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi.
AllTimes reliably gathered that the traditional leader cited “health grounds and recent changes in the emirate system, especially the installation of new Emirates’ heads by the Governor of Kano State” as reasons for his resignation.
Kano state now has five Emirates, instead of the usual single Emirate — Kano Emirate. The Emirates are: Kano, Rano, Gaya, Karaye and Bichi. All Emirs would have equal powers and are to be on same first class status as Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, the Emir of Kano.
The new heads of Emirates in Kano includes Aminu Ado Bayero, son of late emir of Kano, Ado Bayero, who is the pioneer emir of the newly established Bichi Emirate;
Alhaji Ibrahim Abdulkadir Gaya, who heads the Gaya Emirate; Alhaji Tafida Abubakar Ila of the Emirate of Rano; and Dr. Alhaji Ibrahim Abukakar ll as Emir of Karaye.
As it stands, Kano emirate headed by Sanusi has 10 local governments: Kano Municipal, Tarauni, Dala, Nassarawa, Fagge, Gwale, Kumbotso, Ungogo, Dawakin Kudu and Minjibir.
Rano emirate will control Rano, Bunkure, Kibiya, Takai, Sumaila, Kura, Doguwa, Tudun Wada, Kiru and Bebeji Local Government Areas.
Gaya emirate has Gaya, Ajingi, Albasu, Wudil, Garko, Warawa, Gezawa, Gabasawa Local Government Areas.
Karaye, Rogo, Gwarzo, Kabo Rimin Gado, Madobi, Garun Malam Local Government Areas will be under the Karaye emirate.
Bichi emirate will control Bichi, Bagwai, Shanono, Tsanyawa, Kunchi, Makoda, Danbatta, Dawakin Tofa, Tofa local governments