MAIDUGURI, North-East, Nigeria – Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum, has charged the newly appointed Shehu of Bama to resides amongst his people rather than operate from Maiduguri.
The new Shehu of Bama, Umar Ibn Shehu Kyari Ibn Umar Elkanemi, is the eldest son to the late Shehu, Kyari Ibn Umar Elkanemi, who passed on last week, May 27, 2020 in Maiduguri.
Secretary to Borno State Government,(SSG), Alhaji Usman Jidda Shuwa, had on Monday on behalf of Gov Zulum, presented an appointment letter to the Shehu at the palace in Bama town.
“I am directed by His Excellency to direct you to remain in Bama, so that you can give sense of belonging to the people, your role as a leader is very crucial and principal to the establishment of civil authorities in Bama.
“Your appointment was based on your proven integrity, impeccable record of service to the people of Bama Local Government, and in particular service to humanity in general.
“Your royal highness sir, this appointment is conferred on you by the executive Governor of Borno State, you are hereby expected to exhibit high sense of justice, equity, fairness to all people of Bama.”
The SSG said the appointment was based on the recommendations of the kingmakers of Bama Emirate Council.
Responding on behalf of Bama Emirate Council, Kaigama of Bama, Dr. Baba Kura Kaigama, expressed his appreciation to Gov Zulum for choosing Shehu Umar as new the Emir of Bama.
The new Shehu Umar, until his appointment, was a business man.