Mourning for Emir of Zazzau in Nigeria in 2021

Mourning for Emir of Zazzau in Nigeria in 2021
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2020 Kaduna Wed, Sep 23 Regional Holiday
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A public holiday to honour the memory of the late Emir of Zazzau, Alhaji Shehu Idris.

Mourning for Emir of Zazzau

The Kaduna State Government has declared three days mourning for the late Emir of Zazzau, Alhaji Shehu Idris.

The Special Adviser to the Governor Nasir el-Rufai on Media and Communication, Mr Muyiwa Adekeye said public offices would open on September 21st and September 22nd but “there will be a public holiday on September 23rd to honour his memory’’.

The statement was titled, “Kaduna declares three days mourning for late Emir of Zazzau” and said that “Flags will fly at half-mast during the mourning period.”

The emir died at the 44 Army Reference Hospital, Kaduna on Sunday at the age of 84.

The remains of the monarch have been laid to rest at his palace in Zaria besides some past emirs of the emirate.

The late monarch who was the 18th Emir of Zazzau, and was Chairman, Kaduna State Council of Chiefs.

Shehu Idris was coronated the Emir of Zazzau on February 15th 1975, and ruled Zazzau emirate for 45 years, before his death.

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