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ACF speaks on splitting of Sokoto emirate

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The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has said it would not be surprised if the Sokoto State Government decides to split its emirates.

Anthony Sani, Secretary-General of ACF, expressed this fear in a chat with The Interview, a political magazine.

Recall that the Kano State government had created four new emirates as follows: Gaya, Bichi, Karaye and Rano; bringing the total number of Emirates in the state to five.

Asked if he thought Sokoto, the last emirate standing, would also be broken up, Sani said: “I cannot tell precisely because governance and traditions of society are dynamic and in a state of flux.

“If language, which is emblematic of culture, is dynamic, traditional institution is subject to change.

“There will be nothing exotic or quixotic if such changes take place in Sokoto State,” he said.

Sani said that breaking up spheres of traditional influence, even in Kano, was not new.

“Governor Abubakar Rimi (former Kano State governor) did it before

“It was President Buhari in his first coming as military head of state that reversed it,” he said.

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