New emir of Agaie picked through due process – Aliyu
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.