The Kano State Government on Sunday prevented district heads outside the Kano Emirate from participating in the Sallah Durbar of Kano emir, Mohammed Sunusi.
A statement issued by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje’s Chief Press Secretary, Abba Anwar, announced the directive to the district heads to shun the annual religious event.
The directive may not be unconnected to the feud between the governor and the emir.
Many believe the crisis is because Mr Sanusi opposed Governor Ganduje’s reelection bid. However, the state government has accused the emir of corruption.
yans recalls that earlier this year, the state government split the Kano Emirate into five. The emir challenged the decision in court, and the high court ordered that the status quo be maintained pending a ruling on the suit.
The state government, however, said it had concluded the split of the emirates before the court order.