Ganduje appoints Aliyu Ibrahim as new Emir of Gaya

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, has approved the appointment of Aliyu Ibrahim as the new Emir of Gaya emirate.

Usman Alhaji, secretary to the Kano state government, announced the appointment at a press conference at the Kano government house on Sunday.

He said the appointment followed the recommendation of the kingmakers after providing the names of three candidates.

“By the power conferred on the governor of Kano state by Kano emirates law 2020 (as amended) approved the appointment of Alhaji Aliyu Ibrahim Abdulkadir as emir of Gaya,” he said.

“The appointment followed the recommendation of the Gaya Emirate Kingmakers after presentation of three candidates from which the governor approved the appointment of Aliyu Ibrahim Gaya.”

According to the secretary, Ganduje congratulated the new emir and wished him success on the appointment.

The new emir succeeds Ibrahim Abdulkadir, his late father, who died on Wednesday at 91.

Ibrahim was the ciroman of Gaya before his appointment as emir of Gaya.

The Gaya emirate is one of the four emirates created by Ganduje in 2019 when he split the Kano emirate into five: Gaya, Rano, Bichi and Karaye.

Until the creation of the four new emirates, Kano had one emir just like Sokoto state.


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