From Mustapha Adamu, Kano
The Committee for the Restoration of Gaya, Karaye, and Rano Emirates on Monday declared that they are ready to resist any attempt to reverse the newly created emirates councils in Kano state.
According to the Committee’s spokesperson, Hon. Haruna Isa Dederi, the creation of the Emirates is the making of history and the restoration of what was deprived from them several years ago.
Dederi, who is now representing Karaye/Rogo Federal Consistency at the House of Representatives said the three Emirates of Karaye, Rano and Gaya were forcefully coerced into Kano Emirate.
He also commended Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje for creating the Bichi Emirate where he described as, “breeding ground for Kano Emirs,” adding that with rich cultural and economic potentials, Bichi has all it takes to stand as an Emirate.
Dederi, a former Commissioner of Information in Kano state, who was flanked by members of the Committee, including its chairman, Jazuli Muhammad Gaya, said the Committee has been agitating for the creation of these new Emirates for over 10 years ago.
According to him, “the agitation for the restoration of Gaya, Karaye and Rano Emirates was originally started by a Committee of Concerned Indigenes of these Emirates about ten years ago. For logistic and operational reasons, the efforts by that Committee slowed down. For about two years now, in its revival efforts, this Committee under the patriotic and able leadership of Alhaji Jazuli Muhammad Gaya, reignited the agitation.”
Dederi further stated that, “the restoration of the three Emirates is not by any means meant to despise Kano Emirate or any personality as perceived by some narrow-minded elements. Our bond of brotherhood will continue to exist between the people of these emirates and those of Kano Emirate.”