Ibrahim Garba in Kano
Governor of Kano State, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje, has ordered some district heads in the state not to attend Kano Durbar.
A durbar is festival that holds during Eid-el-Kabir and Eid-el-Fitri celebrations.
It begins with prayers, followed by a parade of the Emir of Kano and his entourage on horses.
In a statement signed by Abba Anwar, Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Ganduje asked them to celebrate the festivity in their respective emirates.
“Against some calls circulating in the social media, that all district heads were directed to attend Hawan Daushe at Kano Emir’s Palace, the Kano State Government has directed all Hakimai to attend Hawan Daushe at their respective emirates,” the statement read.
“It is therefore directed that, district heads from Bichi emirate should attend their Hawan Daushe with the first-class emir of Bichi, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero; District Heads from Rano Emirate should attend Hawan Daushe with their first-class Emir, Alhaji Tafida Abubakar (Autan Bawo).
“All district heads from Karaye emirate should attend Hawan Daushe with their first-class Emir, Alhaji Ibrahim Abubakar II, all district heads from Gaya emirate should attend Hawan Daushe with their first-class emir, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdulkadir and those district heads from Kano emirate are also directed to attend Hawan Daushe with their first-class emir, Muhammadu Sanusi II.”
The governor had earlier had earlier attended prayers led by Sanusi at the Kofar Mata Central Eid ground in Kano metropolis.
Politicians, businessman and key personalities also attended the prayers meant to commemorate the Eid-el-Kabir celebrations.
Ganduje and Sanusi fell out shortly after the 2019 elections.
He had split the Kano emirate into five, leaving Sanusi with 10 of the 44 local government areas he had control over.
The monarch was also indicted by a panel, which probed corruption allegations levelled against him.
Sanusi had denied all the allegations.