Kingmakers in the Borgu Emirate Council on Monday submitted the name of the new Emir of Borgu to Niger State governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello.
The governor is expected to approve the Council’s decision after which the new Emir will be announced to the public.
The kingmakers’ decision was presented to the governor by the Waziri Borgu, Alhaji Abdullahi Nuhu Sa’ad at the Government House, Minna.
According to Sa’ad, the selection was based on eligibility, personal relationship with people and character, all of which Barr. Muhammad Sani Halliru Dantoro (Marafan Borgu ), one of the sons of the late Emir came top.
The governor commended the kingmakers’ decision, praying for Allah’s guidance for whoever emerges as the new Emir.