The Presidency has raised a four-man committee to dealer peace between Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and the Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi each of whom have been locked in a chilly conflict.
The governor and the emir have been invited to Abuja on Friday for talks which sources stated on Saturday might halt the deposition processes already initiated by the Kano State Authorities.
The peace crew is headed by Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State.
Different members of the committee are Governors Abubakar Sani Bello (Niger), Abubakar Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi) and Muhammad Badaru Abubakar (Jigawa).
The Workplace of the Chief of Employees to the President is coordinating the actions of the committee, The Nation learnt final night time.
However the crew might should harmonize its report with that of the same intervention committee put collectively by a enterprise mogul, Aliko Dangote.
A prime supply stated: “Let me say to you that the presidency had intervened when the state authorities wished to take away the Emir a few 12 months in the past.
“When this investigation and deposition processes have been initiated a few 12 months in the past, the governor knowledgeable the presidency. The four-man committee was despatched by the federal government to prevail on Ganduje to drop the concept.
“He was persuaded to drop the concept whereas different points have been being checked out for reconciliation.
“However when the governor revived the processes this time round, he didn’t inform the presidency. The identical committee was nevertheless despatched however Ganduje refused to be seen till the parliament had handed the legislation creating extra Emirates within the state.
“This time round that he wished to do it, the presidency was not knowledgeable as a result of he didn’t need to be stopped. When he went forward and signed the order, there was a courtroom order stopping the governor. However he stated he didn’t get the order.”
One other supply stated the presidency opted to intervene due to the “grave safety implications” of a breakdown of legislation and order within the state.
“Up to now, the federal government needs the state authorities to respect the order of the courtroom which requested all of the events to keep up the established order pending the dedication of the applying.
“The presidency might subsequently halt the deposition processes to permit for an amicable decision of all points.
“The committee raised by the presidency has been assembly with all of the stakeholders in Abuja to take a look at the problems and the phrases for peace in Kano.
“A pending report by one other group of Aliko Dangote may additionally be built-in into the committee’s findings and suggestions on the best way ahead.
“The challenges at hand are alleged disrespect for the governor by the Emir; the creation of latest Emirates by the State Home of Meeting; alleged mismanagement of over N3b by the Emir, question issued by the state authorities, and sure deposition of Sanusi.
“The committee is predicted to contemplate all these issues and advocate methods out. We wish a win-win state of affairs for all events.”
Governor Ganduje and Emir Sanusi have been stated to have exchanged pleasantries at Friday’s assembly simply as they did on the Eid grounds, Kano on Tuesday.
The governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Abba Anwar, stated: “As the 2 leaders met, they congratulated one another for the profitable completion of the Ramadan Quick and the Eid-el-Fitr celebration.
“Each leaders spoke and urged all Muslims to proceed with the nice teachings and spirit of the Fasting interval of the Month of Ramadan.
“Emir Sanusi seized the chance to congratulate Gov. Ganduje for the victory in his second time period in workplace. He additionally wished the governor profitable tenure in workplace.
“For more healthy relationship between the 2 establishments of presidency and Kano Emirate Council, the dialogues will proceed.”
Contacted by cellphone final night time, Anwar stated:”what I can verify is that the dialogue continues, so we should always look ahead to its conclusion.” (The Nation)