Yusuf Nuhu be­comes Emir of Agaie

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Aliyu M. Ha­m­agam, Minna

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.

Al­haji Yusuf Nuhu

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