The 7th Emir of Kontagora, Mohammed Barau Kontagora, has been presented with appointment letter by the Niger State government.
The presentation took place at the government house Minna.
Governor Abubakar Sani Bello, represented by the Commissioner for Local Government, Community Development and Chieftaincy Affairs, Emmanuel Umar, enjoined the new emir to carry every one along, to ensure peaceful coexistence.
He reminded the emir of the task ahead, noting that he his ascending the throne of his ancestors at a difficult time, going by the insecurity bedeviling the state including his emirate.
He, however, prayed God to grant him the wisdom to lead his subjects through the right path.
The governor, while thanking the people of Kontagora Emirate for their patience and tolerance throughout the selection processes, urged them to support the new emir to enable him have a successful reign.
He prayed that Kontagora Emirate will blossom in the reign of the new emir and experience peace, growth and development.
“I thank God for the people of Kontagora Emirate who had faith in government and bore with all the processes that led to this occasion.
“Though he is coming at a difficult time, I pray that God will bless his reign, grant peace to the land. During his reign, Kontagora will blossom,” he said.
In his remark, the new emir (Sarkin Sudan) of Kontagora appreciated Almighty Allah for choosing him among many to be the 7th Emir of Kontagora Emirate.
The new emir who assured that he would operate an open door policy, called on the people of the Emirate to remain calm promising to move the emirate forward.
He said he would embark on reconciliation process with all that contested with him with a view to making peace and to collectively work for the betterment of the emirate.
The appointment of the new emir followed the death of late Mai Sudan, Saidu Namaska, who died on September 9, after 47 years on the throne.