Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq of Kwara, on Friday, approved the appointment of Ahaji Kawu Mohammed-Kudu, as the new Emir of Lafiagi, headquarters of Edu Local Government Area of the state.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Mohammed-Kudu was, until his appointment, the Director (North Central) of Polaris Bank.
NAN also reports that the appointment of the new emir was in conformity with the powers conferred on the governor by the Chiefs Appointment and Deposition Law of the state.
Consequently, the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Alhaji Aliyu Saifudeen, has presented a letter of appointment to the first-class traditional ruler, on behalf of the governor.
Saifudeen, while presenting the letter, congratulated the new emir on what he described as a well-deserved appointment.
He reminded Mohammed-Kudu that the appointment had put him in good stead to build a bridge of harmony, understanding, tolerance, and peaceful coexistence among his people.
In his acceptance speech, the new emir praised Allah for making the occasion a reality, assuring that he would be fair to all and carry everyone along in the discharge of his responsibilities.
He also assured that he would promote peaceful coexistence and participate in the laudable programmes and policies of the state government.
NAN reports that the new traditional ruler succeeds Alhaji Saadu Kawu-Haliru who died on July 8.