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Niger govt says no plan to create new emirates

16 April 2015, 21:28

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 Minna.

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.‎ 




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