Governor Umaru Al-Makura of Nasarawa on Monday announced the appointment of Dr. Shehu Usman-Yamusa as Emir of Keffi.
Al-Makura made the announcement at a meeting with the State’s Traditional Council in Lafia following the death of the occupant of the stool, Mohammed Chindo-Yamusa on December 4. He said the appointment was with effect from Dec. 14.
He explained that the new emir, who is the son of the deceased, was appointed by the king makers of Keffi Emirate Council.
He added that 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 Nov. 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 in Sokoto.
Usman-Yamusa was a Senior lecturer at the Faculty of Law, Nasarawa State University, Keffi.