New emir of Agaie picked through due process – Aliyu

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

Niger State Gover­nor Dr. Mu’azu Ba­bangida Aliyu yes­ter­day pre­sented the let­ter of ap­point­ment to Al­haji Yusuf Nuhu as the new emir of Agaie, say­ing due process was strictly fol­lowed in his se­lec­tion.

Thir­teen princes and district heads from the emi­rate con­tested for the va­cant throne fol­low­ing the death of the for­mer emir, Al­haji Mo­ham­madu Kudu Abubakar, who died last month.

Gover­nor Aliyu while pre­sent­ing the let­ter said at this time of the na­tion’s try­ing mo­ments, it was unan­i­mously agreed that tra­di­tional rulers are needed to keep the so­ci­ety to­gether.

“When­ever there is va­cancy, many people will be in­ter­ested and a lot of lob­by­ing will take place. I even re­ceived a call from Toronto, Canada sug­gest­ing the type of per­son that should be ap­pointed but I am happy the king­mak­ers have done their job well”, he said.

He sug­gested that tra­di­tional rulers be given proper recog­ni­tion in the con­sti­tu­tion to be able to play their roles very well say­ing, “I have al­ways been proud of the in­tel­lec­tual prow­ess of all our rulers and we must not do any­thing to bring it down.”

The gover­nor com­mended the late emir, Al­haji Mo­ham­madu Kudu Abubakar, for main­tain­ing peace in his do­main for the 10 years he reigned and urged the new monarch to fol­low in his foot­step.

In his re­marks, the chair­man, Niger State Coun­cil of Tra­di­tional Rulers, the Etsu Nupe, Al­haji Ya­haya Abubakar, com­mended the gover­nor for his neu­tral­ity in the process leading to the se­lec­tion of the new emir.

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