The Kaduna state governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, says he is consulting epic history books over the possible successor to the Emir of Zazzau who died this week. El-Rufai has declared three days for mourning of the late monarch.

The Governor said on Thursday that the state government and the Zazzau have commenced the process of selecting a new Emir, adding that he is awaiting the recommendations of the Emirate’s kingmakers, regarding.

He said that he is doing some reading of his own to guide him in selecting the new emir and disclosed that he is reading Prof M G Smith’s book on the selection of Zazzau Emirs from 1800 to 1950 ahead of the decision making.


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