BORNO, Nigeria – The State Governor, Babagana Zulum, has appointed Kyari Umar Elkanemi as the new Shehu of Bama.
He is the eldest son to the late Shehu that passed on last week in Maiduguri
Secretary to Borno State Government, Usman Shuwa, presented an appointment letter to the Shehu at the palace in Bama town on Monday.
He said: “I am directed by His Excellency to inform you to remain in Bama, so that you can give sense of belonging to the people. Your role as a leader is very crucial and principal to the establishment of civil authorities in Bama.”
“Your appointment was based on your proven integrity and impeccable record of service to the people of Bama Local Government and in particular service to humanity in general.
“Your Royal Highness Sir, this appointment is conferred on you by the Governor of Borno State. You are hereby expected to exhibit a high sense of justice, equity, fairness to all people of Bama.”
The SSG said the appointment was based on the recommendations of the kingmakers of Bama Emirate Council.
Shehu Kyari Umar Elkanemi was, until his appointment, a businessman.
Responding on behalf of the Bama Emirate Council, the Kaigama of Bama, Kura Kaigama, expressed appreciation to Governor Zulum.
He assured the Borno State Government and the new monarch of the council’s unflinching support.