By Francis Okoye, Maiduguri
Seven days the demise of Emir of Biu, Alhaji Umar Mustapha Aliyu Biu, Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum has appointed his son, Alhaji Mustapha Umar Mustapha the new Emir of Biu.
The new Emir of Biu until his appointment was the Midala of Biu and district head of Biu east.
Presenting the appointment letter to the new Emir, the deputy governor of Borno state, Umar Kadafur, who represented the governor , Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum, congratulated the new emir over his well-deserved appointment and wished him God’s guidance and protection.
The secretary to the state government also while reading out the appointment letter dated 21/9/2020 said the appointment is based on the exercise of the powers conferred on the executive governor by section 73(1) of the Borno state local government laws,2000 and section 5 of the chief (Appointment and Deportation) law cap.25 laws of Borno state 1994 .
According to SSG, the order may be cited as the first class of emir Biu .Appointment order 2020.
” The Royal Highness, Alhaji Mustapha Umar Midala appointed as first class Emir of Biu to be known and recognized as the Emir of Biu, comprising of Biu,Bayo,Hawul and Kwaya Kusar local government area with headquarters in Biu,” the letter reads.
Midala Mustapha Mai Umar was born on 20/6/1970 to the family of late Emir of Biu, Alhaji Umar Mustapha Aliyu. He attended Biu central primary school from 1975 to 1981 and proceeded to government community Secondary school Biu from 1983 to 1989.
Midala Mustapha later obtained a diploma in local government administration between 1995 to 1996.
The new emir started his working career as clerical assistant with finance department in Biu local government in 1988. He was appointed as district head of newly created Biu East district in 1999.
The new emir also from 2010 to 2015 proceeded to university of Maiduguri and read business education and in March 2016, Midala Mustapha Umar was turbaned as Midala of Biu.
The new emir have also received many meritorious service awards in various field of human endeavour. He was later turbaned amidst thousands of people in front of the palace in Biu town.