Yusuf Nuhu becomes Emir of Agaie
Niger State Governor Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu has approved the appointment of Alhaji Yusuf Nuhu as the 13th Etsu Agaie after the death of the former emir, Alhaji Muhammadu Kudu Abubakar III, on March 30th, 2014.
Nuhu’s appointment was conveyed in a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Saidu Ndako Idris Kpaki, which said the appointment followed the decision of kingmakers of the emirate on April 5th, 2014, the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Danladi Ndayebo, said yesterday.
He was among 13 contestants from the Suleimanu ruling house who indicated interest in the position and beat Alhaji Nuhu Attahiru Nkochi and Alhaji Mohammed Tsadu Kawu to emerge the new emir.
Born on August 4, 1948 in Agaie town, Nuhu had his primary education at Agaie Primary School from 1954 to 1959, Senior Primary School Agaie (1960-1961) Ndayako Post-Primary School, Bida (1962-1964) Government Teachers College, Bida (1967-1971) Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (19741977). He did his NYSC at Mkar Teachers College Gboko, Benue State. Alhaji Yusuf Nuhu also holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Public Administration.
He worked as a Grade II Teacher in 1972 under the Bida-Agaie-Lapai Joint Local Education Authority, later joined the Niger State Civil Service in 1978 and was posted to teach History at Government Secondary School, Kontagora. He became a lecturer and HOD History at the College of Education, Sokoto from 1979 to 1980. He joined the services of the Federal Polytechnic, Bida in 1980 and rose to the position of Deputy Registrar.
Alhaji Yusuf Nuhu became Niger State Commissioner for Information from 1986 to 1989 under the military administration of Colonel Lawan Gwadabe but resigned to contest for the emir of Agaie after the death of the 10th Etsu Agaie Alhaji Muhammadu Bello in 1989. He could not make it to the throne and was returned to the administration as Permanent Secretary (then called Director- General) in the state Ministry of Works and Housing.
In 1994, Alhaji Nuhu joined the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as an Assistant Director, serving at different times as Branch Controller in Bauchi and Yola. He attended several courses and seminars on banking operations, many of which were on economic crimes, fraud investigation and corporate governance. Alhaji Nuhu is a fraud examiner and professional member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). He retired from the CBN as a Deputy Director in 2008. Until his new appointment, he was the District Head of Goyiko and Chairman, Board of Directors of Babba Micro-finance Bank, Agaie. He is also the Chairman/CEO of Nuhu Farms Limited located in Agaie. Alhaji Nuhu is married with children.