The Niger state Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello, has announced the appointment of Alhaji Ahmad Garba Gunna (Dan Majen Kagara) as the new Emir of Kagara.
The appointment of the new Emir followed the death of the former Emir Alhaji Salihu Tanko Kagara on March 1, 2021 after a protracted illness in Minna, the state capital.
Until his appointment into the throne of his fathers, Gunna was the acting chairman of the Niger state board of internal revenue.
The governor, through the Commissioner for Local Government, Community Development and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mallam Abdulmalik Sarkin Daji, made the announcement in Minna on Wednesday 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 sub section (1) of the Chiefs (Appointment and Deposition) law, Chapter 19, law of the 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 2nd Emir of Kagara.”
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The new emir of Kagara who until his latest appointment the village Head of Yakila in Gunna district and Dan Majen Kagara, emerged after defeating five other contestants in an electoral college conducted by the 14 kingmakers of the Kagara Emirate.
Others who contested with him are 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).