Katsina Assembly Approves Break up of Emirate Councils
Katsina State House of Assembly has given the go ahead to people in eleven local government areas in the southern part of the state, popularly called Karaduwa to seek for a new emirate and break away from Katsina emirate council.
The State House of Assembly gave the go ahead while making efforts to enact a law to support the transfer of seven local government areas under Katsina State to Daura emirate council.
The move to enact the law followed a unanimous adoption of a motion moved by the minority leader of the house, Alhaji Abdullahi Ibrahim Mahuta, which was seconded by Haliru Atiku Bakori.
The proposed local government areas to be cut out of Katsina Emirate, include Kankia, Ingawa, Kusada, Bindawa, Mani, Mashi and Dutsi which are currently under Daura Senatorial zone.
The sponsor of the bill noted that the people of the affected seven local governments have similar culture and norms with the people of Daura hence the move to merge them with their brothers.
Announcing the resolution of the house, the Speaker, Alhaji Ya’u Umar Gwajo-Gwajo, noted that the request of the lawmaker could not materialize without a legal framework that would back the action of the House.
The move, according to the sponsor of the bill, would require the funds deducted from the seven local governments to be remitted into the coffers of Daura Local Government.
However, our correspondent gathered reliably that two more emirates councils would be carved out from Katsina Emirate which would include one in Dutsin-ma and another in Karaduwa zone.