46-year-old village head emerges new Emir of Kagara

New Emir of Kagara,Ahmad Garba Gunna

46- year- old village head of Yakila, Ahmad Garba Gunna has emerged new Emir of Kagara, in Niger State.

Gunna, who is the acting chairman of the Niger Revenue Board and Dan Majen Kagara emerged 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.

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.

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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.

Solacebase reports that the former Emir of Kagara, Alhaji Salihu Tanko Kagara died on March 1st, 2021 after a protracted illness in Minna.

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