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 January 2021.
The statement added that until his appointment as Emir of Kauru, Alhaji Ya’u was the chairman of the Kaduna State Fiscal Responsibility Commission.
According to Adekeye, the new emir was born on 15th May 1955 in Kauru and had ‘’joined the Kaduna State civil service in 1977 and retired in 2012 as Director, Ministry of Finance Incorporated (MoFI), a special division in the Office of the Accountant General, Kaduna State.’’
Alhaji Yau had served Kaduna State in various capacities, including as Sole Administrator/Chairman, Giwa Local Government Council, Secretary, 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.’’