Kaduna Govt Appoints Alhaji Ya’u Shehu Usman Emir Of Kauru

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Kaduna State Governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufai speaking during the swearing-in of NYSC 2019 Batch A corps members at the permanent orientation camp on March 29, 2019.

By; FUNMI ADERINTO, Kaduna

Governor  Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai of Kaduna State,  has approved the appointment of Alhaji Ya’u Shehu Usman, former Sakin Fadan Kauru,   as the new Emir of Kauru and he  wished him a prosperous and peaceful reign .

A statement issued by Special Adviser on Media and Communication, Mr Muyiwa Adekeye on Friday,  said that Alhaji Ya’u who is from the Wadai ruling house, succeeds  His Highness,  Alhaji Ja’afaru Abubakar,  the late Emir of Kauru, who passed away in January 2021.

The statement added that until his appointment as Emir of Kauru, Alhaji Ya’u was the  chairman of the Kaduna State Fiscal Responsibility Commission.

According to Adekeye, the new emir was born on 15th May 1955 in Kauru and  had   ‘’joined the Kaduna State civil service in 1977 and retired in 2012 as Director, Ministry of Finance Incorporated (MoFI), a special division in the Office of the Accountant General, Kaduna State.’’
Alhaji Yau  had  served Kaduna State in various capacities, including as Sole Administrator/Chairman, Giwa Local Government Council, Secretary, Kaduna South Local Government Area, Overseer, Zangon Kataf Local Government Council, member, Kaduna State Transition Committee (2015) and member, Kaduna State Urban Planning Development Agency (KASUPDA) board.

The statement further said that Alhaji Ya’u is a Certified National Accountant, who had ‘’attended Kaduna Polytechnic, where he graduated with a Diploma in Accountancy in 1977.’’

The Special Adviser said that Governor El Rufai ‘’has congratulated His Highness, Alhaji Ya’u Shehu Usman on his appointment and wished him a prosperous and peaceful reign as Emir of Kauru. ‘’

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