Abba Anwar, the Chief Press Secretary to Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje said on Monday that his principal presented the instrument to Aminu Ado-Bayero, the eldest son of the late Emir of Kano, as the Emir of Bichi and three other emirs in defiance of court order to finally tear apart the Kingdom of Lamido Sanusi, the Emir of Kano.
Others who received the Staff of Office were the Emir of Karaye, Ibrahim Abubakar II; the Emir of Rano, Tafida Abubakar-Ila; and the Emir of Gaya, Ibrahim Abdulkadir.
Mr. Ganduje, who is said to be fighting Sanusi for allegedly opposing his reelection as governor, had last week appointed the new emirs shortly after assenting to an amendment to the chieftaincy law of the state by the House of Assembly.
In the amendment, the Kano Emirate, which covered all the 44 local government areas of the state, was split into five.
But a court had on Friday restrained Governor Ganduje from further action concerning the newly appointed First Class Emirs of Rano, Karaye, Gaya and Bichi Emirates. However, he had claimed that he got the order after he was done with appointing them.
In any case after presenting the staff of office to the new Emirs, Ganduje urged them to always abide by what their Staff of Office represents.
He said, “This Staff of Office represents dedication and commitment to serve your subjects in the areas of security, health care delivery system, education and environment among others. We, as a government, are always ready to work with you hand in hand for the growth and development of our state in particular and the nation in general,” Mr Ganduje said.
“You should place greater priority on education, health and the security of your domains. As a government, we will always respond positively to your people-oriented yearnings and aspirations.
“As leaders who are closer to your subjects, you should join hand with government and other security agencies to make sure that security is not only improved but maintained.
“Efforts towards strengthening community policing, as practised globally, should form part of your commitment. Ours is to, together, ensure that global best practices are observed.”
Meanwhile, thousands of Kano residents on Sunday received the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, who arrived at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport on Sunday evening from a lesser Hajj in Saudi Arabia.
Mr. Sanusi has been tightlipped over the division of his kingdom.