April 12, 2021

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Kagara Emirate gets Emir

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By Justina Asishana, Minna

The Acting Chairman of the Niger State Revenue Board, Alhaji Ahmad Garba Gunna (Dan Majen Kagara) has emerged as the new Emir of Kagara.

The 46-year-old Gunna emerged as the new Emir after defeating five other contestants in an electoral college conducted by the 14 kingmakers of the Kagara Emirate.

Others who contested for the royal seat included Alhaji Muhammad Salihu Tanko, the son of the late Emir, Alhaji Garba Bako, Alhaji Aliyu Muhammad Kusherki and Alhaji Idris Aliyu Jibrin.

Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello announced the appointment of the new Emir through the Commissioner for Local Government, Community Development and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mallam Abdulmalik Sarkin Daji on Wednesday.

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The governor said the appointment of the new Emir was in accordance with Section three, sub-section (1) of the Chiefs (Appointment and Deposition) Law and chapter 19 of the law of Niger State.

Buhari greets monarch

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Alhaji Ahmad Gunna, the newly appointed Emir of Kagara by Niger State Governor Abubakar Sani-Bello.

The President, in a congratulatory message issued by his spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, in Abuja yesterday, urged the new Emir to use the wealth of experience garnered in the public sector to serve his people and bring development to his domain.

Gunna was, until his appointment, Chairman of the state’s Revenue Board.

With the security challenges facing the country, the President also urged the new Emir to use his position as a grassroots personality to engender protection of lives and property.