Governor Umaru Tanko Almakura of Nasarawa state, on saturday, presented first class staff of office to Alhaji Ibrahim Usman, former minister of state for environment as the 12th emir of Nasarawa state.
During the coronation ceremony, Umaru Tanko said his office has over the years placed high priority and support to traditional institutions in the state in order to foster peace and societal growth.
While urging the new emir to be fair and just to all, governor Almakura called on the Emir to promote peaceful coexistence among the people of the area and the state at large.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Usman Jibril was elected as the 12th Emir and confirmed by the state governor on Dec. 6, 2018 following the death of late Emir Alhaji Hassan Ahmed.
The governor added that his government has invested in every sector of economy of the state, which has directly impacted many. He encourages citizens of the state to continue to leave in peace with one another.
Earlier, the Executive chairman of Nasarawa local government area of the state, Muhammed Sani commended the effort of the governor for appointing Usman Jibril as the new emir of Nasarawa.
The Emir in, his remark, thanked the Governor for the honor and promised to build upon the peaceful legacy left by the past Emir. He also assured the governor that he would rule his people with the fear of God.
The occasion attracted dignitaries in the country including the Chief of Army Staff, Lieut.- Gen.Tukur Buratai, the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu, the state Deputy governor, Silas Agara, the state governor-elect, Engr. Abdullahi Sule, the Speaker of the state Assembly, Alhaji Ibrahim Balarabe-Abdullahi, the state traditional rulers headed by the Emir of Lafia, Justice Sidi Bage, among others traditional rulers, politicians and other well wishes.