El-Rufai moves to restructure Kaduna emirates, chiefdoms

Kaduna State Governor, Nasiru ​E​l-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.

​A​ffected 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.

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