El-Rufai gives update on selection of new Emir of Zazzau

The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, has given an update on the selection of a new Emir of Zazzau. recalls that the former Emir of Zazzau, Shehu Idris, died at the 44 Army Reference Hospital, Kaduna, in the early hours of Sunday after battling with a brief illness.

Following the death of the monarch, El-Rufai via his social media channels announced that the process to appoint a new Emir has commenced.

According to the governor, he is consulting a book authored by Professor MG Smith titled “Government in Zazzau” published in 1960 to guide his selection of a new Emir of Zazzau.

He wrote: “KADUNA UPDATE: While awaiting the recommendations of the Zazzau Emirate kingmakers, I am re-reading Prof MG Smith’s authoritative epic on the selection of Zazzau Emirs from 1800 to 1950 to guide me in taking a decision. “Government in Zazzau” was published in 1960.

“The kingmakers recommend but ultimate responsibility to choose rests on my humble. I must be knowledgeable about the process as the aspirants and kingmakers.”

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