Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufa’i, has re- vealed that he was re-reading a 60-year-old book authored by Prof. M.G. Smith to guide him in the final selection of the new Emir of Zazzau.
LEADERSHIP Friday re- ports that the Zazzau Emir-
ate stool became vacant last Sunday after the demise of the 18th Emir of Zazzau, Al- haji Shehu Idris, who served from 1975 to 2020.
The 3rd day Fiddau prayer rite was held on Wednesday, for the repose of the soul of the late Emir Idris at the Emir’s Palace in Zaria City.
Shortly after the event, the
social media has been awash with predictions and calls for the appointment of certain as- pirants as Dr Idris’ successor.
Meanwhile, in a post tagged: “Kaduna Update” on his offi- cial social media handles on Thursday night, Governor El- Rufa’i announced his strat- egy towards arriving at a fi- nal choice of a new Emir after
the Zazzau kingmakers must have made recommendations of shortlisted aspirants for the throne.
The book titled: “Govern- ment In Zazzau” was pub- lished in 1960 and it detailed the process of selecting Zazzau traditional rulers for 150 years from the beginning of 19th Century to mid-20th Century.