El-Rufai moves to restructure Kaduna emirates, chiefdoms
Kaduna State Governor, Nasiru El-Rufai, has set up a committee to restructure the 32 emirates and chiefdoms in the state
About 13 chiefdoms and emirates, mostly in central and southern parts of the state, will be renamed.
The administration had in June sacked 313 districts and 4,453 village heads, in an attempt to cut down the financial burden on the local government councils.
The state reverted to 77 districts and 1,429 village units that existed before 2001, when the traditional institution was deregulated by Governor Mohammed Makarfi administration.
Affected district heads are currently in court to challenge the decision.
The 32 chiefdoms and emirates in Kaduna State, comprises 10 first-class status, nine second-class and 13 third class.