Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf of Kano State has announced the removal of five Emirs in the North West state.

The governor made this statement on Thursday while addressing journalists after signing the Emirate Council Law at the Government House in Kano.

Yusuf directed the dismissed monarchs to vacate their official residences and palaces and hand over government belongings in their possession to the Commissioner of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs within two days.

He clarified that the five emirs appointed by former Governor Abdullahi Ganduje are primarily affected by the new law.

The reinstatement of Sanusi as the Emir of Kano marks a significant shift following the dissolution of the four additional emirates established by the previous administration.

Ganduje’s decision to split the Kano emirate and appoint multiple emirs was reversed with the signing of the new law by Governor Yusuf.

This move effectively abolished the five emirates system and removed the first-class emirs in Gaya, Rano, Karaye, and Bichi.

The signing of the law, witnessed by key officials including the deputy governor and the Speaker of the State Assembly, reflects a decisive action by the current administration to restore the traditional emirate structure in Kano State.