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Kano, Katsina Emirs in closed-door meeting

Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero
Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero
The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero on Sunday afternoon held a closed-door meeting with his Katsina counterpart, Alhaji Abdulmumini Kabir Usman.
The meeting which lasted for more than one and a half hours, from 12.30 pm to about 2.05 pm, was held at the palace of the Katsina Emir.
Details of the meeting were not made known at the time of filing this report, but there were speculations that it was at the instance of the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (SCIA), over the resignation of Wazirin Katsina,  Prof. Sani Abubakar Lugga.
Prof. Lugga at an event in Illorin, Kwara State, on February 14, lamented the security challenges bedevilling the country, particularly in his home state, Katsina.

However, the emirate council issued a query seeking an explanation on why he made such statements, particularly in three areas.

The three issues raised by the council in the query include his assertion that schools and other institutions in eight of the local governments of Katsina State were unsafe.

Other issues were his assertion at the event that at least one person was killed every day in Katsina in the last one and a half years and that district heads from those eight affected LGAs have relocated to the state capital.

This, it was gathered, did not go down well with the emirate council, hence the query.

However,  after responding to the questions raised, Professor Lugga attached his resignation letter to the response and submitted it to the emirate council.

In a four-page letter, Prof Lugga said he did not speak on the matter on behalf of the emirate council but as a citizen of the country.
Prof Lugga did his Doctorate Degree, Doctor of Management in (Conflict Management).
A source, who spoke on the Kano emir’s visit, said the traditional ruler was delegated by some prominent traditional title holders in the North, to intervene on the resignation issue.
It was not clear if any agreement was reached between the two emirs during the meeting, but the source said the Kano emir’s presence in the state was a strong reason to “arrive at a positive outcome”.
Shortly after the meeting, the visiting emir left the palace for Kano at 3 pm local time.

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