Nigeria’s minister of state for environment, Usman Jibrin, on Thursday, December 6, emerged as the 13th emir of Nasarawa town.
Jibrin took over the ministry after the resignation of Amina Mohammed, who is currently serving at the United Nations.
Premium Times reports that the minister emerged as emir in a keen contest as announced by the state commissioner for local governments and chieftaincy affairs, Illiya Osegba, at the Government House, Lafia.
Osegba reportedly said Governor Tanko Al-makura approved the selection of Jibrin as the new emir.
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The commnissioner further said the approved the selection of Lawrence Ayih as the new Abaga Toni of Toni Kingdom in Nasarawa state.
Legit.ng earlier reported that the emir of Keffi in Nasarawa state, Alhaji Shehu Chindo Yamusa, recently advised Nigerian politicians to avoid do or die politics ahead of the coming 2019 general elections.
The emir speaking at a security summit organised by the state command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), noted that the practice of do or die politics often escalates into violence which may lead to loss of lives and property.
"Some of the main causes of violence during elections include the desperation by some politicians to attain political power, thereby using youth especially those who are of relatively and easily influenced by money for drug abuse and addiction to cause mayhem," the monarch said.
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