Days after demise of first-class northern monarch, governor enthrones eldest son
- Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa has approved Muhammad Hameem as the new Emir of Dutse
- This development is coming barely a week after the demise of the Nuhu Muhammad Sunusi
- The 43-year-old Hameem is the eldest son of the late Emir and he was selected by the kingmakers and Emirate Council
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Jigawa, Dutse - Muhammad Hameem, the eldest son of the late Emir of Dutse, Nuhu Muhammad Sunusi has been enthroned as the traditional ruler of the kingdom.
As reported by Daily Trust, Hameem's instalment as monarch of Dutse is coming days after his father went the way of his ancestors at an Abuja hospital.
Hameem's instalment as monarch of Dutse was approved by Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa state after the kingmakers in the kingdom unanimously selected him amongst the three candidates up for the royal seat.
How Hameem emerged as paramount ruler of Dutse
Legit.ng gathered that before the approval of Governor Badaru, the selected for the throne was sent to the council of chiefs for approval before the governor accented to it.
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A statement by the Emirate council according to Daily Nigerian reads:
“Jigawa State Governor, Muhammad Badaru Abubakar, has approved the appointment of Muhammad Hameem Nuhu Sanusi as the new Emir of Dutse.
“The appointment followed the unanimous selection of Hameem by seven kingmakers among three contenders for the royal seat.
“The selection was then approved by the Jigawa State Council of Chiefs and subsequently, by the Governor himself, taking effect from February 5th, 2023”
Similarly, the spokesperson to the governor, Habibu Kila also confirmed the development stating that the secretary to the state government is expected to present the appointment letter to the new emir by 4 pm on Sunday at Garu Palace in Dutse.
Huge tragedy, tears as prominent first-class northern emir dies
Recall that on Wednesday, February 1, one of the top monarchs in the northern region, Emir Of Dutse, Nuhu Muhammadu Sunusi II, died.
Sunusi II who had been ill for a while, according to media reports, died on Tuesday evening, January 31.
The late first-class traditional ruler was born in 1945 at Yargaba village in Dutse, the capital of Jigawa state.