El-Rufai prays for Zazzau kingmakers on next Emir

Nasir-El-Rufai Kaduna state gov



Governor El-Rufai has said that the Kaduna State Government feels a profound sense of loss at the demise of His Royal Highness, the Emir of Zazzau Alhaji (Dr) Shehu Idris.

In a statement issued the Special on Media and Communication, Mr Muyiwa Adekeye on Wednesday evening, the governor once again commiserated with the people of Zazzau Emirate, adding that the state will miss the Emir’s dependable counsel and wisdom.

Referencing the widespread interest in the succession to the Zazzau throne, El-Rufai prayed that Allah will grant the kingmakers wisdom in recommending an Emir with the qualities of the Alhaji Shehu Idris.








The governor, who spoke at the third-day prayer for Emir held in on Wednesday, noted that the Monarch lived a life that many mortals will like to emulate.

‘’The prayers marked the day of the three-day mourning period announced the state government in honour of the Emir, with today specifically declared a public holiday,’’ the statement noted.

Speaking at the event, former President Olusegun Obasanjo tribute to the Emir for the support he received as military head of state in the 1970s and as an elected president 20 years later.







The governors of Ekiti, Plateau, Niger and Jigawa states also spoke at the event.

‘’With the conclusion of the official mourning period, the Kaduna State Government is awaiting receipt in the next few days of the recommendations of the kingmakers of Zazzau Emirate regarding the next Emir,’’ the statement added.

Adekeye advised that ‘’while the relevant institutions engage in their deliberations, the state government urges all residents to wait for official announcements and to ignore speculations, rumours and fake news.’’