Daily Trust (Abuja)

Nigeria: Wase Gets New Emir

Jos — The Plateau State government has announced the ascension of Alhaji Muhammadu Sambo Haruna to the throne of 14th emir of Wase.A statement by the state Commissioner for Information and Communication Mr Gregory Yenlong yesterday said the appointment of Alhaji Haruna was approved by Governor Jonah Jang following his selection by the kingmakers of Wase Emirate early this week.

The new emir whose new appointment took effect from yesterday succeeds the late emir, Dr. Haruna Abdullahi Maikano, who died last month after a brief illness at the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH).

According to another statement by the Public Relations Officer, Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs Mr. Kenneth Dareng, the new emir was born on the 19th of June 1970.

It added that he attended his primary school at the Central Primary school Wase from 1976 to 1982 where he proceeded to Government Science School, Kuru between 1982 and 1983 and proceeded to Frick Middle School Pittsburgh, United States of America from 1983 to 1987 for further studies.

A graduate of Printing Technology from Kaduna Polytechnic with a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Administration from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, the new Emir, he was until his selection a Senior Training Development Officer with the Industrial Training Fund headquarters Jos. He is married with children.

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