Nasarawa State governor, Umaru Al-Makura yesterday announced the appointment of Dr. Shehu Usman-Yamusa as Emir of Keffi.
Governor Al-Makura made the announcement at a meeting with the state’s traditional council in Lafia, the state capital, following the death of the late Emir Mohammed Chindo-Yamusa on December 4.
The appointment, he said, was with effect from December 14, explaining that the new emir, a son of the late former Emire, was appointed by the king makers of Keffi Emirate Council.
According to him, the appointment came after a seven-day notice of the demise of the emir in line with extant laws and guiding instruments of the local government and chieftaincy affairs.
He said Usman-Yamusa of the Abdul-Zanga royal family scored five votes during the selection,while his opponent, Mohammed Suleiman scored two votes.
Usman-Yamusa, born on November 4, 1966, holds a Doctorate degree in Renewable Energy and Sustainable Development of the International Islamic University, Malaysia.
He also holds a Master of Law, ML, degree of University of Dundee, Scotland, and Bachelor of Law, LLB, of the Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto.
Usman-Yamusa was a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Law, Nasarawa State University, Keffi.


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