Breaking: Niger Governor appoints state official as new emir of Kagara

Breaking: Niger Governor appoints state official as new emir of Kagara

- Alhaji Ahmad Garba Gunna who was the head of Niger state revenue board has gotten a new position

- Gunna was on Wednesday, April 7, appointed the new traditional leader of Kagara

- The appointment was disclosed by Governor Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello

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The acting chairman of the Niger state revenue board, Alhaji Ahmad Garba Gunna, on Wednesday, April 7, emerged as the new Emir of Kagara.

Gunna's new traditional position was announced by the governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, through the commissioner for local government, community development, and chieftaincy affairs, Mallam Abdulmalik Sarkin Daji, Daily Trust reports.

Breaking: Niger Governor appoints state official as new emir of Kagara
Sarkin Gunna was appointed as emir of Kagaraby the state governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello (Photo: @abusbello)
Source: Twitter

According to Governor Bello, Gunna's appointment was in keeping with section three subsection (1) of the chiefs (Appointment and Deposition) law, Chapter 19, the law of the Niger state.

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A part of the governor's statement to confirm this read:

"Having received the advice of the Niger State Council of Chiefs as required under section 7, of Cap 19, I hereby appoint you, Ahmad Garba Gunna as the 2nd Emir of Kagara.”

Meanwhile, a top government official in Niger state has revealed that division among the bandits was the major impediment to the release of the Kagara Government Science College (GSC) schools boys and their teachers.

The official, whose name was not given because he was not authorised to speak on the development, said some bandits were not on good terms with a gang leader who the government was negotiating with.

Also, Governor Sani-Bello had insisted that his government would not pay any ransom to kidnappers to release the abducted students and staff members of Government Science College in Kagara.

Governor Bello said this on Wednesday, February 17, while giving a press briefing to journalists on the situation report of the latest ugly development.

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