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What you should know about ‘Metropolitan Authorities’ created by El-Rufai

There have been a lot of reactions after Kaduna State Governor, Mall Nasir El-Rufai created Metropolitan Authorities in the State. 

Some Nigerians commended the new initiative and believed it will help to improve the security of the state. Some people are also worried that the new initiative will overshadow the local government chairmen in the affected areas. 

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According to a report by Daily Trust Newspaper, the Kaduna State Governor announced the creation of Metropolitan Authorities after the passage of the law establishing the new layer of governance was passed.

There are two things to know about the Metropolitan Authorities created by Governor El-Rufai.

There will be three Metropolitan Authorities In Kaduna State

Three Metropolitan Authorities have been created in Kaduna State after the bill establishing it was passed into law.

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The law created Kaduna Capital Territory Authority, Kafanchan Municipal Authority, and Zaria Metropolitan Authority.

Kaduna Capital Territory Authority has four local government areas, Kafanchan Municipal Authority has three local government areas while Zaria Metropolitan Authority has four local government areas.

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Governor El-Rufai selected some local government areas from the three senatorial districts in the state and placed them under the new Metropolitan Authorities.

The Metropolitan Authorities Will be Governed By Administrators

The Metropolitan Authorities will be governed by Administrators appointed by the State Governor, Mall Nasir El-Rufai.

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The Governor has nominated three Administrators that will manage the new Metropolitan Authorities. 

The report revealed that Governor El-Rufai nominated the former Managing Director of Kaduna Market Development Agency, Hafiz Bayero as the Administrator of Kaduna Capital Territory while Balarabe Aliyu-Inuwa was nominated as the Administrator of Zaria Metropolitan Authority. 

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Similarly, Governor El-Rufai also nominated Phoebe Sukai Yayi as the Administrator of Kafanchan Municipal Authority. The report explained that the three nominees had been screened and cleared by the State House of Assembly. 

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