… As Kano Police command bans rallies
Kano-born businessman, Aliko Dangote and Chairman of Nigeria’s Governors’ forum, Dr Kayode Fayemi have resolved the conflict between Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano state and the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi ll.
This was revealed by the chief press secretary to Ganduje, Abba Anwar in a statement he released on Saturday in Kano.
The reconciliatory meeting took place in abuja.
Anwar said after the meeting, the duo exchanged pleasantries with each other, with the Emir congratulating the Governor formally on his reelection for a second term.
The kano state government had on Thursday queried Emir Sanusi over alleged misappropriation of #3.4bn by the Kano emirate council.
The State Government also created four emirates, Rano Emirate, Gaya Emirate, Karaye Emirate and Bichi Emirate out of the formerly larger Kano Emirate, thus, depleting the Emir’s influence over the state.
In the meantime,
The Kano State Police Command has banned any form of rally, demonstration, procession or Assembly in the state until further notice.
The directive was contained in a statement signed by the command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Abdullahi Haruna, and made available to journalists today.
Haruna said the command had withdrawn permission given to members of the public, civil society organisations, political parties, NGOS and other groups.
He warned that any person or group of persons found engaging in any unlawful assembly would be arrested and prosecuted in accordance with the laws of the land.
“The Public should know the position of the state command in maintaining peace and order in the society,” the spokesman cautioned.