Governor Ganduje Appoints New Emir of Gaya

Jack Acheme, Kano


Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has appointed Alhaji Aliyu Ibrahim-Gaya as the new emir of Gaya Town.

The Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Usman Alhaji announced the appointment on behalf of the Kano state Governor at a media briefing held early hours of Sunday at the Ante Chamber, Government House, Kano.

He said  “Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, by the power conferred on him by the Kano Emirate law 2020 as amended has approved the appointment of Alhaji Aliyu Ibrahim-Gaya as the new emir of Gaya.

“The appointment followed the recommendation by the five (5) Gaya Emirate kingmakers after presentation of three (3) candidates from which the Governor appointed Aliyu Ibrahim Gaya as the new Emir,” he said.


Ibrahim-Gaya succeeds his late father, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdulkadir who died at the age of 91.

The five kingmakers of the Gaya Emirate Council include; Alhaji Usman Alhaji (leader of the king makers), Wada Aliyu (Madakin Gaya), AIG Alhaji Bashir Albasu (Makaman Gaya), Alhaji Jafar Usman (Turakin Gaya).



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