Secretary to Bauchi State Government, Alhaji Ahmed Suleiman, has emerged the new First Class Emir of Misau in Bauchi State.
His appointment is contained in a statement issued on Thursday by the Permanent Secretary in charge of Political Affairs, Government House, Bauchi, Malam Hashimu Yakubu, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria.
“Following the death of the 10th Emir of Misau, Alhaji Muhammadu Manga III on Monday, August 17, 2015, and pursuant to the powers conferred on him by section 3 (i) of the Chiefs (Appointment and Deposition) Law, His Excellency, Alhaji Mohammed Abubakar, has approved the appointment of Alhaji Ahmed Suleiman as the 11th Emir of Misau”, said the statement.
Suleiman, a Member of the National Institute who held the position of Secretary to Bauchi State Government twice, was born on April 1, 1950, and had held other various positions in the past.
Some of them include Principal Private Secretary to Bauchi State Governor (1980 to 1983) and Permanent Secretary in charge of various ministries and agencies (1984 to 1996).
He was appointed Secretary to the State Government and Head of Service (1996 to 1999), after which he retired from the service.
On July 3, 2015, he was appointed Secretary to the State Government for the second time, a position he held until his emergence as the 11th Emir of Misau.
Meanwhile, Bauchi State government has approved the appointment of Alhaji Bello Illelah as the new Secretary to the State Government.
Until his recent appointment, Illelah was the Special Adviser to the State Governor on Civil Service Matters.
He had in the past, held various positions, including that of Permanent Secretary, Head of Civil Service, as well as Resident Electoral Commissioner, among others.
Ilelah succeeds the outing SSG, Alhaji Ahmed Suleiman, who was appointed the 11th Emir of Misau.