The next Emir of Dutse is Hameem Nuhu Sanusi, the eldest son of the late Emir of Dutse. The first-class king presided over the emirate for 28 years until his passing away on January 31 at Ceder crest Hospital in Abuja following a brief illness.
His 43-year-old son came to power after being chosen by the Dutse kingmakers under the leadership of Wazirin Dutse Bashir Dalhatu, receiving the support of the Jigawa State Council of Chiefs under the leadership of the emir of Hadejia Adamu Maje, and receiving the governor Badaru Abubakar’s endorsement.
A statement by the state commissioner for Special Duties, Auwal Sankara, said the appointment followed unanimous selection by the seven kingmakers of the emirate.
“Jigawa State Governor, Muhammad Badaru Abubakar, has approved the appointment of Muhammad Hameem Nuhu Sanusi as the new Emir of Dutse. The appointment followed the unanimous selection of Hameem by seven kingmakers among three contenders for the royal seat.
“The selection was then approved by the Jigawa State Council of Chiefs and subsequently, by the Governor himself, taking effect from February 5th, 2023” Mr. Sankara said.
Also confirming the appointment, the spokesman for the governor, Habibu Kila, the secretary to the state government is expected to present the appointment letter to the new emir by 4pm on Sunday at Garu Palace in Dutse.