Others who received their letters, even as youth staged protest at the Kano Emir’s palace over the state government decision to split the Emirate are Ibrahim Abulkadir as the Emir of Gaya; Tafida Abubakar as the Emir Of Rano and Abubakar Ibrahim II as the Emir of Karaye.
While the governor, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje was inaugurating the new Emirs, youths were at the Kano Emir’s palace protesting over the creation of the new Emirates which they said is politically motivated and that the process should be immediately halted by the Governor.
Senate President of Gwale Youth Parliament, Khalid Sunusi Kani, speaking to reporters said: “the reason we are doing the protest is that we are not satisfied with the decision of the Executive Governor of Kano State with the creation of four additional emirates in Kano state.
“We consulted with different youths from different Local Government Areas in Kano State and we have observed that majority of the youths in the state with the approval of the creation of new Emirates.”
Khalid Kani condemned the creation of the new Emirates, adding that the decision is “politically motivated and borne out of self-interest,” while also calling on the Governor to reconsider and immediately stop the process.
“We are not happy because we believe the bill that was signed by the Governor, which was instituted by Ibrahim Salisu of Kano State House of Assembly, is politically motivated and born out of self-interest.
“That is why we called on the Kano state to reconsider the request because it is contrary to popular opinion. As far as we are practising democracy, we told them popular opinion must be respected.”