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Kagara Gets New Emir – Daily Star Nigeria



Mustapaha Muhammad Tukur

Kagara, the headquarters of Rafi Local Government Area of Niger state, has gotten a new Emir, a month after demise of the late Emir, Alhaji Salihu Tanko Kagara, who died on March 1 after a prolonged illness.

Acting chairman of the Niger state Revenue Board, Alhaji Ahmad Garba Gunna (Dan Majen Kagara) emerged new Emir of Kagara, after defeating five other contestants in an electoral college conducted by 14 kingmakers of the Kagara Emirate.

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

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

The Governor said the appointment of the new Emir was following section 3 subsection (1) of the Chiefs (Appointment and Deposition) Law and Chapter 19 of the law of Niger state.

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SOURCE: This post (Kagara Gets New Emir – Daily Star Nigeria) firstly published at on 2021-04-07 17:05:07

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