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El-Rufai appeals for calm as new Emir is selected

Dignitaries at a prayer for the late Emir of Zazzau, Shehu Idris

Kaduna State Government says it is awaiting receipt in the next few days of the recommendations of the kingmakers of Zazzau Emirate regarding the next emir.

A statement by the Special adviser to the State Governor on Media and Communication Mr Muyiwa Adekeye urges residents to wait official announcements and to ignore speculations, rumours and fake news.

Referencing the widespread interest in the succession to the Zazzau throne, Malam Nasiru El-Rufai prayed that, Allah will grant the kingmakers wisdom in recommending an Emir with the qualities of Alhaji Shehu Idris.

“Malam El-Rufai, who was speaking at the third-day prayer for Alhaji Idris held in Zaria today, noted that the late Emir lived a life that many mortals will like to emulate”

The statement notes that, the prayers marked the last day of the three-day mourning period announced by the state government in honour of the late Emir, with today specifically declared a work free day.

AMINU DALHATU

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