The Jigawa State Government has announced the appointment of Hameem Nuhu Sanusi as the 22nd Emir of Dutse.
He succeeds his father, Nuhu Muhammad-Sanusi, who died Tuesday at Abuja Hospital after 28 years of reign.
The appointment followed his unanimous selection by Dutse kingmakers.
Three other contestants including Dutse’s Galadima, Basiru Muhammad -Sanusi, elder brother of the late emir, lost in the selection of kingmakers.
The selection of Mr. Nuhu-Sanusi was also approved by the Jigawa State Council of Emirs, to which the Governor assented with effect from February 5.
Until he was appointed Emir of Dutse, Mr. Nuhu Sanusi junior held the title of Dan’iyan Dutse.
The new emir is the Managing Director of HMS Energy Limited. He worked with SMD Consulting from 2011 to 2016 as Head of the Northern Region.
He was head of business development at Bilyak Consulting from 2007 to 2011.
Born in 1979, Mr. Sanusi studied for bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Monash University (MUFY) Sunway College Campus, Malaysia
Jigawa State Governor Muhammad Badaru congratulated Mr. Sanusi on his appointment and wished him a successful and peaceful reign as Emir of Dutse.