“What is so special about the Emir?” Shettima defends Ganduje

By Umar Salam

The outgoing Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima has backed his Kano State counterpart Umar Ganduje, following widespread criticism over his decision to decentralize the Kano Emirate.

Speaking at the Borno State Government house when the House of Representatives Committee on the Army paid him a visit as part of their oversight functions, the Governor said:

“the owner of Tesla was talking about flying Roadsters; while the topical issue in Nigeria now is the Balkanization of Kano Emirate into five emirates, that’s the topical issue; that’s what is bothering us as a people, a relic from the past. What is so special about the Emir for God’s sake?” Shettima said.

He further expressed concern that northern Nigeria is always in the news for the wrong reason when there are more germane issues that everyone should be worried about.

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