October 27, 2021

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Muhammed Barau becomes 7th Emir of Kontagora

Bello accepts selection of and appointed Mohammed Barau Kontagora as the 7th Emir (Sarkin Sudan) of Kontagora Emirate.

By Rita Iliya

You will recall that the selection of the 7th Emir (Sarkin Sudan) of Kontagora was held on Sept.  19th in Kontagora and the selection was done by the Kingmakers of the Kontagora Emirate in line with the Customary Laws and Practice of the Kontagora Emirate.

Emmanuel Umar, Commissioner Ministry for Local Government, Community Development & Chieftaincy Affairs said this in statement by Mary Noel-Berje, the Chief Press Secretary to Gov. Abubakar Bello of Nigeria

However, some aggrieved contestants to the stool petitioned Bello  alleging some irregularities in the selection process.

In response to the petition, the Governor acting on section 3(2) and 7 of the Chiefs (Appointment and Deposition) Law of Niger State 1989 (as revised) held meetings with the Kingmakers and also consulted the State Council of Chiefs.

The Kingmakers during their interaction with the Governor affirmed that the selection followed the Customary Law of Kontagora Emirate and their decision was based on their own conviction without any undue influence.

Therefore, in line with the powers vested in the Governor under section 3 subsection (1) of the Chiefs (Appointment and Deposition) Law Chapter 19, Law of Niger State 1989 (as revised) and all other powers enabling him in that behalf has accepted the selection of and appointed Mohammed Barau Kontagora as the 7th Emir (Sarkin Sudan) of Kontagora Emirate.(NAN)

 

 

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