Dutse gets new Emir
Seven Dutse Emirate kingmakers have unanimously selected Muhammad Hameem as the new Emir of Dutse with seven votes among the three contenders for the royal seat.
A statement from the Emirate Council said the name of the selected Emir was forwarded to Jigawa State Council of Chiefs which also approved the decision of the kingmakers.
The statement said the Council of Chiefs sent the name of Muhammad Hameem and the other two contestants to the state governor, Mohammed Badaru Abubakar, for his approval.
Subsequently, the governor approved Muhammad Hameem Nuhu Sanusi as the new Emir of Dutse with effect from 05/02/2023.
He was presented with a letter of appointment by the Jigawa State government by four o’clock in the evening at his Palace in Garu, Dutse.
The presentation of the official appointment letter was immediately followed by his formal installation.
The late Emir of Dutse, Nuhu Muhammad-Sanusi, died at the age 79 on Monday, January 30, 2023 at an undisclosed hospital in Abuja.
Mansur Ahmad, the media aide to former Jigawa Governor, Sule Lamido, confirmed the death to newsmen.
The late emir was one of the five first-class emirs in Jigawa State. He served for 28 years as the Emir of Dutse.
He succeeded his late father, Muhammadu Sanusi Dan Bello, who ruled between 1983 and 1995.
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