Process for selection of new Zazzau Emir going smoothly – Kaduna State Govt

El-Rufai, Kaduna Lockdown

Kaduna State government has disclosed that the process for the selection of new emir of Zazzau is ongoing smoothly.

A statement by Muyiwa Adekeye,
Special Adviser to governor El-Rufai on media and communication made available to newsmen on Friday said, “selection process for the new Emir of Zazzau is proceeding with the careful attention befitting such a momentous decision, according to Balarabe Abbas Lawal, the Secretary to the Kaduna State Government.”

According to the statement, the SSG disclosed that the procedure is for the kingmakers of Zazzau Emirate to address their recommendations to the commissioner of local government affairs, who will in turn process the document and forward to the SSG.

“Upon receipt of the correspondence from the commissioner, the SSG will avail the security agencies of the names on the shortlist for the necessary checks. It is the duty of the SSG to forward the recommendations and the associated security report to the governor for his consideration.

“The SSG stated that he can confirm that the report of the kingmakers has now been submitted to the commissioner of local government, a step that will trigger the next sequence of events in the chain of reporting and security vetting.

“On behalf of the Kaduna State Government, the SSG appealed for calm and understanding as the responsible institutions manage a selection process that was last used 45 years ago,” the statement said.

Shehu Idris who was the 18 Fulani emir of Zazzau died last week after spending 45 years on the throne sparking a heated contest between the four dominant royal houses for his replacement.


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