Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno on Monday presented letter of appointment to the new Emir of Biu, Alhaji Mustapha Umar.
The letter was presented at a brief ceremony in Biu town which was attended by Emirs, government officials and politicians.
Zulum, who was represented by the Deputy Governor, Usman Kadafur, said the emir’s appointment was in strict compliance with extant laws.
“The appointment is in accordance with Section 73(I) of the Borno State Local Government Law, 2000 and Section 5 of the Chiefs (Appointment and Deposition), Law, Cap. 25 Laws of Borno State, 1994.
His Royal Highness, Alhaji Mustapha Umar Maidala is hereby appointed as First Class Emir of Biu to be known and recognised as the Emir of Biu.
He said the area covered comprises Biu, Hawul and Kwaya Kusar local government areas, with headquarters in Biu town.
The governor, who wished the new Emir well in his new office, urged him to exhibit utmost commitment and sincerity in the discharge of his responsibility.
The Dandal Kura Radio International reports that Umar was the eldest son of the late Emir.
Dandal Kura Radio further reports that the new Emir succeeded his late father, who died on Sept. 15 after a brief illness.