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Niger govt approves appointment of Mohammed Barau Kontagora as new Sarkin Sudan

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Niger State Authorities has authorised the appointment of Alh. Mohammed Barau Kontagora because the seventh Emir (Sarkin Sudan) of Kontagora Emirate.

The Authorities said this in a press assertion signed by Emmanuel Umar, Hon. Commissioner Ministry for Native Authorities, Group Growth & Chieftaincy Affairs and made accessible to newsmen.

It could be recalled that the number of the seventh Emir (Sarkin Sudan) of Kontagora was held on Sunday nineteenth of September, 2021 in Kontagora.

The choice was completed by the Kingmakers of the Kontagora Emirate in keeping with the Customary Legal guidelines and Follow of the Kontagora Emirate.

Nonetheless, some aggrieved contestants to the stool petitioned the Governor of Niger State alleging some irregularities within the choice course of.

In response to the petition, the governor performing on part 3(2) and seven of the Chiefs (Appointment and Deposition) Legislation of Niger State 1989 (as revised) held conferences with the Kingmakers and likewise consulted the State Council of Chiefs.

Based on the Commissioner, “The Kingmakers throughout their interplay with the Governor affirmed that the choice adopted the Customary Legislation of Kontagora Emirate and their resolution was based mostly on their very own conviction with none undue affect.

The assertion stated, “Subsequently, in keeping with the powers vested within the Governor underneath part 3 subsection (1) of the Chiefs (Appointment and Deposition) Legislation Chapter 19, Legislation of Niger State 1989 (as revised) and all different powers enabling him in that behalf has accepted the number of and appointed Mohammed Barau Kontagora because the seventh Emir (Sarkin Sudan) of Kontagora Emirate”.

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