Niger State Government on Friday presented letter of appointment to the newly selected Emir of Kontagora, Mohammed Barau Kontagora.
The presentation followed his emergence as the new emir and it took place at the Government House, Minna.
Governor Abubakar Sani Bello, who was represented by the Commissioner for Local Government, Community Development and Chieftaincy Affairs, Emmanuel Umar, enjoined the new emir to carry everyone along, to ensure peaceful coexistence which is necessary for the growth and development of the emirate.
He reminded the new emir of the task ahead, noting that he is ascending the throne of his ancestors at a difficult time, going by the insecurity bedeviling the state, including his emirate.
He, however, prayed God to grant him the wisdom to lead his subjects.
The governor thanked the people of Kontagora Emirate for their patience and tolerance throughout the selection processes and urged them to support the new emir to have a successful reign.
He prayed that Kontagora Emirate will blossom in the reign of the new emir and experience peace, growth and development.
“I thank God for the people of Kontagora Emirate who had faith in government and supported all the processes that led to this occasion.
“Though he is coming at a difficult time, I pray that God will bless his reign, and grant peace to the land. During his reign, Kontagora will blossom,” he said.
The new emir (Sarkin Sudan) of Kontagora Emirate, Mohammed Barau Kontagora, stated his appreciation for almighty Allah for choosing him among many to be the seventh Emir of Kontagora Emirate.
He promised to operate an open-door policy and called on the people of the emirate to remain calm, promising to move the emirate forward.
He promised to embark on reconciliation process with all who contested with him, with the view to making peace and to collectively work for the betterment of the emirate.
The appointment of the new emir followed the death of late Mai Sudan, Saidu Namaska, who died on the 9th of September, 2021 after 47 years on the throne.