Minna - The Niger state Government on
Thursday said that it had no plan to create new emirate councils in the state.
The Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy
Affairs, Alhaji Yusuf Tagwai, made this known Thursday at a news conference in
Tagwai explained that though the state government had
received requests from some districts seeking elevations to emirate status, but
none had met the requirement.
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"Though requests for emirate status have been made, the
government discovered that the demands lacked the basic requirements for what
they are asking for," he said.
The commissioner, who described the agitation to upgrade
some districts to emirates as ‘uncalled for’, added that ‘no government can
plan such a thing at this critical period of transition’.
It is recalled that the state
House of Assembly had on Tuesday stepped down a motion for the creation of new
emirates in Minna, Borgu, Bida and Kontagora.