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Group Appeals to Kano Speaker Regarding Review of New Emirates Establishment

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The Advocacy Centre for Development, formerly known as Society and the Future, a non-governmental organization (NGO), has urged the Speaker of the Kano State House to proceed with caution and  halt all deliberations regarding the review of the establishment of the newly created Emirates.

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Executive Director of the Group Ibrahim Yusuf, in a letter addressed to Speaker, Kano State House of Assembly dated 16th February, 2024, said the action may likely further destroy the image and disrupt the peace and security not only in Kano state but also in the Northern Nigeria as a whole.

He maintained, it has not been long, Kano State got itself from the turmoil of imminent political crisis, stressing that it is not wise enough to use our money to invite another problem which the consequences may not be in favourable to the state and Northern Nigeria as a whole.

He stressed the need to allow innocent citizens to remain in peace, reminding of them the Speaker of the current hardship, the Nigerian citizens are passing through.

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“We wish to use this opportunity to draw your attention on the likely implications of responding to agitations to woo you and the House of Assembly, to abolish the additional emirates councils.”

“This is because, the atmosphere is not even conducive to contemplate such action, it is ill-timed as the decision needs careful thought and wisdom, to avoid further polarization of the Traditional Institutions, create further enmity amongst the people of Kano State, destroy the little integrity left, of the Traditional Institutions in Northern Nigeria.”

“Right Hon. Speaker, let us put this on record that we were never in support of what the former Governor of Kano State Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje did to the original, as it has grossly damaged the integrity of Traditional Institutions in Northern Nigeria. His singular action created a mess in the system which no generation in the future would forgive him.”

“He ignited the fire of hatred amongst different royal clans in the State, ridiculed the Institutions to the lowest layer of shame and caricature in its entirety. Therefore, when a mess involving the interest of the people is created by insensible people and self -centered, the situation requires wisdom, careful thought and maturity to be handled.”

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The Executive Director Therefore, added that, “A respected Institution like the House of Assembly, especially under your stewardship, should not succumb to agitations on the basis of sentiments.”

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He noted that, “Sir, our letter is informed by the love we have for Kano State, the people, your humble self and the State, to draw your attention on the imminent blunder which you would be making, and which may give the future an opportunity to write your name with a black pen, just like how the name of the former Governor Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje was written with a black pen.”

He explained that Advocacy Centre for Development is non-tribal, not for profit, non-religious, and non-partisan organization, which was established in 2008, dedicated to making local and sustainable contribution in addressing the challenges of democracy, gender discrimination, sexual and gender based violence, health, environment, promoting peace and good governance.




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