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El-Rufai: How I’ll choose new Emir of Zazzau

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Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has opened up on how his administration will appoint a new Emir of Zazzau to replace Shehu Idris, who died on Sunday.

In a Facebook post on Thursday, the Kaduna governor said he is reading a book on the emirate to help him make a decision on the new Emir.

Elrufai posted a picture of a book titled ‘Government in Zazzau, a sociological exploration of the old emirate’ which he said will help him know more about the Emirate.

The governor said that the book on the old Hausa kingdom of Zazzau is his new guide while awaiting the submission of the Zazzau kingmakers.

He wrote on his Facebook page: “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.”

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that the Zazzau Kingmakers would choose a prince from any of the four ruling houses of Katsinawa, Barebari, Mallawa and Sullubawa.

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