Governor Umar Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has on Sunday appointed Aliyu Ibrahim-Gaya as the new emir of Gaya. The appointment was announced by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Usman Alhaji, saying "Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, by the power conferred on him by the Kano Emirate law 2020 as amended has approved the appointment of Alhaji Aliyu Ibrahim-Gaya as the new emir of Gaya.
“The appointment followed the recommendation by the Gaya Emirate kingmakers after presentation of three candidates from the Governor appointed Aliyu Ibrahim Gaya as the new Emir,” he added.
Ibrahim-Gaya who was up until his appointment the Chiroman Gaya will succeed the late emir, Ibrahim Abdulkadir his father who died after a protracted illness.
The kingmakers include Alhaji Usman Alhaji (leader of the king makers), Wada Aliyu (Madakin Gaya), AIG Alhaji Bashir Albasu (Makaman Gaya), Alhaji Jafar Usman (Turakin Gaya).