Coronavirus kills Emir’s rival Zazzau Amina; See his last wishes
The prince of the emirate of Zazzau, Kaduna State, has died of the deadly coronavirus.
Iyan Zazzau, Bashir Aminu, was detained and died of complications from the coronavirus, just three months after the former emir of Zazzau Shehu Idris joined his ancestors.
Before his death, Aminu was a rival who sought to replace Shekha Idris. Yiyang died on New Years, six days after celebrating his 70th birthday. President Muhammadu Bukhari said in a statement by his spokesman Garba Shehu that death was a sudden shock to him.
Bukhari expressed his condolences to their families, the Zazzau Emirate Council, the government and people of Kaduna State. “May Allah forgive the good souls of the departed and reward the heavens for their good deeds,” he said. It became known that after the process of selecting a new emir at the end of September, the king makers submitted three names to the state government.
The princes were the late Aminu (Iyan Zazzau), Aminu Idris (Turakin Zazzau) and Muhammadu Munir Jafar (Yariman Zazzau). They emerged after an elaborate process involving eleven princes from four dynasties.
They scored 20% for being a district leader, 15% for a degree or HND, 10% for government service, 10% for no proven negative relationship, 15% for good relationships with people, 10% for physical fitness, and 5% for a national bonus. After three rounds of voting (usually ending in one round), Yiyang won 89%, Yariman 87% and Turaki 53%. But Governor Nasir el-Rufai refused to choose one of the three.
After weeks of preliminary statements and accusations of “delaying tactics”, El Rufai appointed Ahmed Bamalli, the former Nigerian ambassador to Thailand. The rulers intervened, insisting that he was not among the protected princes. 24 hours after the election of Bamalli, the Zazzau emirate official Aminu Yakubu-Wambai renounced his traditional title. Wambai resigned from the position of Wakilin Raya Kasar Zazzau, which he held for 19 years.
Yiyan, who was number one on the list submitted by El Rufai, opposed the settlement of Bamalli’s dispute in court. In a chat with DAILY POST on Monday night, a source confirmed that Aminu died in Lagos. He said: “Yiyang spent 45 years with the late Emir Zazzau and realized that traditional systems were important for national development. He died believing that ordinary laws should be respected. “He wanted his last prayers to be held in the central mosque of Sabon Gari, the mosque he built by Alhaji Sani Rimin Tsiva.
He also wanted to be buried in the Sabon Gari Anguvan Jaba communal cemetery, like any member of society, and not as princes are buried. ” Aminu was born in the Katsinava ruling house on December 26, 1950. He is a graduate of Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria. In 1975 he received a degree in accounting and was a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Public Accountants (UK). Aminu was the head of the Sabon Gari district from 1979 to 2017. His son was succeeded; the other also takes Zazzau.
The businessman served on the board of directors of G Cappa when the company built the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Towers and the Finance Ministry’s headquarters in Abuja. Aminu has also served on the board of directors of Chi Limited, West African Cotton Company, and others.