By Abubakar S. H
Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano State has debunked the widespread speculations that the present state government has plan to dethrone the present Emir of Kano to reinstate deposed Emir Sanusi Lamido.
The governor through Sanusi Bature, his Chief Press Secretary late Wednesday issued a statement categorically debunking the report.
According to the statement, ” this government is yet to make any decision on the status of the new emirates established by the administration of his predecessor, contrary to reports making the grounds.
The governor’s reaction is coming on the heels of a report that the government had concluded plans to sack all the newly appointed emirs and reinstall the deposed Emir, Muhammadu Sanusi, as the sole first class traditional ruler in the state.
The report had insinuated that the newly inaugurated state assembly would be considering a motion on Thursday reportedly to be sponsored by the assembly’s majority leader, Lawan Hussaini, member representing Dala constituency.
But despite the debunking of this report by Hussaini after Wednesday’s plenary, the rumour did not dissipate.
“Contrary to the rumours circulating in social media, Kano State government has not taken any decision yet on the new emirates as speculated,” the statement said.
Bature said the engagements between executive and legislative arms of government in Kano will be open and transparent to allow the good people of Kano access to information on major policies and decisions of the NNPP led administration.
He said the only correspondent between the executive and legislative arm since the 10th assembly was inaugurated was the governor’s request to appoint 20 special advisers which was approved by the state assembly in its maiden sitting on Wednesday.
“It is expected that the list of nominees for commissioners who will serve the next cabinet would be sent to the assembly next week for confirmation,” the statement concluded.