FG to establish Mobile Police Unit at Bichi Emirate …As emirs visit, congratulate Ganduje
President MuhammaduBuhari has approved the establishment of a Mobile Police Unit in Bichi Emirate, Governor Ganduje has said.
The Governor was speaking when the Emir of Bichi, AlhajiAminu Ado Bayero paid him a visit to congratulate him on his recent victory at the Supreme Court.
According to the Governor, the move is part of the Federal Government’s efforts to complement his administration’s continued efforts to bring government closer to the people.
Ganduje said: “Bichi has a long-standing history. Many of the former Emirs of Kano State were there and many princes were born there. This is one of the reasons we created the Emirate.
“We want all the people of the Emirate: the wealthy, highly placed, the Imams and religious leaders to rally behind the Emirate in order to deliver on its responsibilities.
“We want the four new emirates to aid this government in its continued efforts to address the challenges facing the state,” he added.
The Governor, however, stressed that his victory at the court was not meant for him alone, adding that it was a victory for democracy and the good people of the State.
“My victory at the Supreme Court is not meant for me alone or my party, the APC. It is a victory for the new Emirates and the entire people of Kano State.
“We have introduced free and compulsory education. A texture of infrastructural projects is going on in different parts of the state. Our skills acquisition centre is ready for commissioning.
“We have made our reasons for the creation of the four new emirates clear. The Headquarters of the new Emirates are already bearing a new look,” he enthused.
The Governor further argued that his administration has no intention of reducing the influence of anybody or to dismantle the old-age emirate system as being alleged.
He stated: “The reason for the creation of this Emirate is not to curtail the influence of anybody or to dismantle the traditional institution. Rather, it is based on historical reasons. We are responding to the yearnings and aspirations of the people of the State. We want to create smaller cities to reduce migration from rural to urban areas. We want to bring government closer to the people.”
In his remark earlier, the Emir of Bichi, AlhajiAminu Ado Bayero, had thanked the Governor for the infrastructural development going on in the emirate.
“We have witnessed road projects in Bichi Emirate. The project of upgrading our hospital to the minimum of 400 beds is going on. The contractors are on the site.
“We are working with relevant stakeholders to make sure every child go to school. I will use this opportunity to call on the people of Kano State especially my subjects at Bichi Emirate to support the good policies of this administration. We will continue to collaborate with the religious institution for the betterment of the emirate and Kano State at large,” he said.
Earlier Monday morning, the Emirs of Rano, Karaye and Gaya were at the Government House to congratulate the governor and assure him of their continued support.
The emirs stressed their commitment and readiness to continue with the monthly meeting with relevant stakeholders to ensure security of lives and property as well as to ensure that every child attends school, among others.
Meanwhile, the Tijjaniyya Supreme Council and the representative of Zenith Bank have paid the Governor a courtesy visit to congratulate him on his victory at the Supreme Court.
The Council led by KhalifaNafi’uIsyakaRabiu, had in attendance, the former Deputy Governor of Kano State, Prof. Hafiz Abubakar, ShehiShehi Mai Hula, Muhammad Tahir Adam (Baba Impossible), among other prominent Tijjaniyya leaders.
Speaking at the event, Shehi-Shehi Mai Hula said the sect has never been pampered by any administration than that of Ganduje, adding the leadership of the sect was there to congratulate him.
“We have a cordial relationship with this administration. We have never been so pampered. Those leaders absent at the event had sent their well- wishing messages to His Excellency.
Mai Hula said: “Even when there was a face-off between this administration and Kano Emirate, we believed that that had nothing to do with the religion or our sect.”
Governor Gandue thanked the leaders of the sect and Zenith Bank for their goodwill messages.