Ganduje appoints Ibrahim Aliyu as new Emir of Gaya
The Kano State Government announced on Saturday that Ibrahim Aliyu has been appointed as new Emir of Gaya.
In a statement released by State Secretary to the Government, Usman Alhaji, Gaya has officially becomes the second Emir of Kano after the demise of the first.
The statement partly read, “The Kano State Governor said by the power vested on him, he appointed Ibrahim Aliyu as the new Gaya Emirate, an appointment that follows the recommendation of the Gaya five Kingmakers.”
Until his appointment, Aliyu was the Ciroman Gaya and the eldest son of his late father, Emir Ibrahim Abdulkadir who died late last week.
“Gaya emirate was amongst the fourth emirates created by Governor Ganduje in 2020, and his appointment was based on the powers vested on Governor Ganduje on the Kano Emirates Council Laws 2020 as amended”.
The Kingmakers are Alhaji Usman, the leader, Madakin Gaya Wada Aliyu, Makaman Gaya, Barr. Bashir Albasu AIG rtd, Turakin Gaya, Jafar Usman.
According to him, they spent two days selecting the new Emir.
Late Emir of Gaya, Alhaji Abdulkadir who died late last week was the oldest Emir having presided over the oldest Emirates in northern Nigeria.
Late Alhaji Abdulkadir, who had been on the throne of Sarkin Gaya since 1990 held several traditional positions to include district head of Kunchi and that of Minjibir, among others. He was one of the four emirs elevated to first class emirs by the Ganduje administration after the creation of Rano, Gaya, Bichi and Karaye emirates in 2019.