Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has announced a new Emir for the Rano Emirate Council.

The state government on Tuesday evening via Twitter said the governor appointed Kabiru Muhammad Inuwa as new the Emir of Rano.

Inuwa until his latest appointment was the District Head of Kibiya in Kano State.

He succeeds the late Emir Tafida Abubakar Ila, who died on Saturday in Kano at the age of 74.

WITHIN NIGERIA recalls that Ila passed on after battling with an undisclosed ailment.

The late emir was said to have been rushed to the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital in a critical condition and was later referred to the Nasarawa Specialist Hospital before he gave up the ghost.

The Rano Emirate Council is one of the four new emirates created by the governor on May 9, 2019.

The emirates of Gaya, Rano, Karaye, and Bichi used to be districts under the Kano Emirate Council constituted by Ganduje.