Niger gov appoints revenue board chairman, Garba Gunna as new Emir of Kagara

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State has announced the appointment of the Acting Chairman of the state’s revenue board, Alhaji Ahmad Garba Gunna (Dan Majen Kagara) as the new Emir of Kagara, Headquarters of Rafi Local Government Area of the state.

Tribune Online gathered that the appointment of the new Emir follows the death of the immediate past Emir, Alhaji Salihu Tanko Kagara on 1st March 2021, after a protracted illness in a hospital in Minna, the state capital.

The Governor, through the Commissioner for Local Government, Community Development and Chieftaincy Affairs, Barrister Abdulmalik Sarkin Daji made the disclosure, on Wednesday in Minna, after receiving the reports of the 14 kingmakers, headed by Alhaji Ibrahim Muhammad (Madakin Gunna).

The Governor said the appointment of the new Emir was in accordance with section 3 subsection (1) of the Chiefs (Appointment and Deposition) law, Chapter 19, the law of Niger State.

According to him, “having received the advice of the Niger State Council of Chiefs as required under section 7, of Cap 19, I hereby appoint you, Ahmad Garba Gunna as the second Emir of Kagara.”

Until his appointment at the age of 46 years and second Emir of Kagara, Alhaji Ahmad Garba Gunna, was the Acting Chairman of the Niger State board of internal revenue.

The Village Head of Yakila in Gunna District and Dan Majen Kagara emerged as the new Emir of Kagara after defeating five other contestants in an electoral college conducted by the 14 kingmakers of the Kagara Emirate.

Others who contested with him were Alhaji Muhammad Salihu Tanko, (Bunun Kagara) the son of the late Emir, Alhaji Garba Bako (Dan Galadiman Kagara), Alhaji Aliyu Muhammad Kusherki (Katukan Kagara) and Alhaji Idris Aliyu Jibrin (Barajen Kagara).


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