Wazirin Kano: Emirate council succumbs to pressure

Bashir Mohammed

Kano Emirate Council has finally succumbed to pressure following the decision taken to withdraw the title of Wazirin Kano conferred on the Chief Imam of Waje Jummat Mosque, Sheikh Nasir Mohammed Nasir.
Announcing the withdrawal at a press conference in Kano, the Wamban Kano, Alhaji Abbas Sanusi, said the Emirate Council had no alternative than to withdraw the title, since the state government was opposed to the coronation.

Sanusi, who is also the most senior councillor in the Council, said a decision would be taken when the emir’s health improved.
When asked to shed light on whether or not the eleventh hour capitulation by the Council could weaken the credibility of the ruling monarchy in Kano, Sanusi said “in a situation like this, one cannot be said to be defeated,” stressing that the opinion of the state government must be taken into cognisance.

The decision to withdraw the title was greeted with unprecedented euphoria and mass jubilation as people were seen in groups, praising the state government for taking the firm stance to oppose the coronation.
On his part, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Alhaji Tijjani Mailafiya, said the Kano Emirate council had realised the mistake of flouting the concept of due process in conceding the title to a wrong person, stressing that the state government must be contacted before certain key appointments were made.