The Governor of Jigawa State, Muhammad Badaru Abubakar, has approved the appointment of Muhammad Hameem as the new Emir of Dutse.
Hameem succeeded the late emir, Nuhu Muhammad Sunusi, who died in an Abuja hospital on Tuesday last week.
It was gathered that Dutse Emirate kingmakers had unanimously selected the new emir among the three contenders for the royal seat.
A statement from the Emirate Council said the name of the new Emir was forwarded to the Jigawa State Council of Chiefs which also approved the decision of the kingmakers, but sent the names of the other two contestants to the governor for his approval.
“Subsequently the Governor has approved Muhammad Hameem Nuhu Sanusi as the New Emir of Dutse with effect from Sunday 05/02/2023,” the statement said.