El-Rufai appoints Shehu Usman as Emir of Kauru



Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state approved the appointment of Alhaji Ya’u Shehu Usman, former Sakin Fadan Kauru, as the new Emir of Kauru and he wished a prosperous and peaceful reign .

A statement issued by Special Adviser on Media and Communication, Mr Muyiwa Adekeye on Friday, said that Alhaji Ya’u who is from the Wadai ruling house, succeeds His Highness, Alhaji Ja’afaru Abubakar, the late Emir of Kauru, who passed away in 2021.

The statement added that until his appointment as Emir of Kauru, Alhaji Ya’u was the chairman of the Kaduna State Fiscal Responsibility .

According to Adekeye, the new emir was born on 15th May 1955 in Kauru and had ‘’joined the Kaduna State civil in 1977 and in 2012 as Director, Ministry of Finance Incorporated (MoFI), a special division in the of the Accountant General, Kaduna State.’’

Alhaji Yau had served Kaduna State in various capacities, including as Sole Administrator/Chairman, Giwa Local Government Council, , Kaduna South Local Government Area, Overseer, Zangon Kataf Local Government Council, member, Kaduna State Transition Committee (2015) and member, Kaduna State Urban Planning Development Agency (KASUPDA) board.

The statement further said that Alhaji Ya’u is a Certified National Accountant, who had ‘’attended Kaduna Polytechnic, where he graduated with a Diploma in Accountancy in 1977.’’

The Special Adviser said that Governor El-Rufai ‘’ congratulated His Highness, Alhaji Ya’u Shehu Usman on his appointment and wished a prosperous and peaceful reign as Emir of Kauru. ‘’