The government of Kano State has instructed the Bichi Emirate Council to postpone the turbaning ceremony of Salisu Ado Bayero as a district head within the Emirate, The Global News reports.

A letter, signed by Ibrahim Kabara, the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Local Government Affairs, on behalf of the State’s Deputy Governor and overseeing Commissioner of the ministry, Comrade Aminu Abdulsalam, addressed to all five Emirate Councils in the State, directs the suspension of turbaning ceremonies, citing “certain exigencies” at the present time.

“Reference to the communication received from you via a letter with reference number Bichi/EM/Adm/018/Vol III/167 with the above caption dated 2nd February 2024. I am instructed to convey the government’s directives to suspend the exercise due to exigencies at the moment,” the letter stated.

The state government did not provide specific details regarding the “exigencies” in the letter. Copies of the letter were sent to the Kano, Bichi, Gaya, Rano, and Karaye Emirate Councils.

Additionally, the Emirate Councils were reminded to seek timely approval or clearance from the Ministry before proceeding with such ceremonies.

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