Niger Gov Bello appoints Garba Gunna as new Emir of Kagara



 Gov. Abubakar Bello has announced the appointment of  Alhaji Ahmad Gunna, the Acting Chairman of the Niger State Revenue Board,  as the Emir of Kagara.

The appointment is announced in a statement by Bello’s Chief Press Secretary, Mrs Mary Noel-Berje, in Minna Wednesday.

Bello congratulated Gunna, who is also the Dan Majen Kagara

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports the appointment of the Emir followed the death of the former Emir, Alhaji Salihu Kagara, March 1, after a protracted illness in Minna, the state capital after 39 years throne.

Bello described the appointment as well-deserved, adding that his nomination by the kingmakers stands as the one with the royal pedigree to stir the emirate to greatness.He said the appointment of the Emir was in accordance with section 3 subsection (1) of the (Appointment and Deposition) law, Chapter 19, the law of the Niger State.

He expressed the believe that, as a reputable professional and public servant, the new emir has the capacity to build legacies of his predecessors by upholding the sanctity of the traditional institution.

Bello told the new emir that he was ascending the throne at a critical period of insecurity in his domain and urged to use his wealth of by collaborating with stakeholders to bring enduring peace to the area.

He called people of Kagara emirate to support the new emir to bring harmony and peaceful coexistence towards the socioeconomic development of the area in particular and the state in general.

Gunna scored the highest number of votes in the recently concluded election by the electoral college of the Kagara emirate and subsequently declared winner.Others who contested with are Alhaji Muhammad Tanko, the son of the late Emir; Alhaji Garba Bako; Alhaji Aliyu Kusherki (Katukan Kagara) and Alhaji Idris Jibrin (Barajen Kagara). (NAN)