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Buhari speaks as Jibril gets new appointment




The Minister of State for Environment, Ibrahim Usman Jibril, has emerged as the new Emir of Nasarawa

He was declared Emir on Friday following his selection by the Nasarawa Emirate Council and subsequent approval by Governor Tanko Umaru Almakura.

The Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Haruna Osegba, said Almakura approved Jubril’s selection “following the meeting of the Nasarawa state traditional council of chiefs where the traditional Council ratified the selections that were done by the various kingmakers.”

President Muhammadu Buhari in a tweet by Buhari’s media aide, Bashir Ahmad, congratulated Minister Jibril on his new appointment.

The tweet read: “President Buhari congratulates the Minister of State for Environment, Hon. I.U Jibril on his selection as the 13th Emir of Nasarawa Emirate.

“He urges him to build on the legacies of his predecessor and promote peace and unity in the emirate.”