By Chuwang Emmanuel in Lafia
Keffi Emirate council in Nasarawa State has selected a new Emir of Keffi who will coordinate the affairs of the Emirate council in the state. He is Dr. Shehu Usman Yamusa II.
Dr. Usman succeeds his late father, Alhaji Muhammadu Chindo Yamusa II, who passed away in the early hours of Friday, December, 2015.
Disclosing the development to members of the state traditional council and newsmen at the state government house Lafia yesterday, Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura said based on the power vested on him by section 8, sub section 5 of the Plateau state legal notice No.6, 1978 of the creation of Emirates, Districts Villages Wards and appointment and
Deposition of Emirs and Chiefs, he gave a seven days notice and appointed a presiding officer to supervise the selection of the new emir.
He said, the new emir Alhaji Shehu Usman Chindo Yamusa II, of the Abdu-Zanga Royal family got five votes against Alhaji Usman Galadima, the Galadiman Keffi who scored two votes in an election participated by the seven kingmakers of the emirate.
Until his appointment, the new Emir of Keffi is the first male son of the late Emir and a senior lecturer in the faculty of Law at the Nasarawa state university Keffi.
A season administrator and Academic, the new Emir who was born on 4th, November, 1966 has served the Nasarawa state government and the Nigeria Universities Commission( NUC) in various capacities.
Governor Al-Makura who issued a statement through his special assistant on media and publicity, Ahmed Tukur, congratulated the new emir and enjoined him to bring in his wealth of experience in the development of Keffi, the state and the entire country.