A Director North Central of Polaris Bank, Alhaji Mohammed-Kudu Kawu, on Friday became the new Emir of Lafiagi in Kwara state succeeding Alhaji Saadu Kawu-Haliru who died on July 8.
Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq who announced his appointment said it is in conformity with the powers conferred on the Governor by Chiefs Appointment and Deposition Law.
The Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Alhaji Aliyu Saifudeen presented the appointment letter to the first-class traditional ruler on Friday on behalf of Governor AbdulRazaq.
Saifudeen congratulated the new Emir on the well-deserved appointment.
He reminded Mohammed-Kudu that the appointment had put him in good stead to build a bridge of harmony, understanding, tolerance and peaceful coexistence among his people.
The new Emir praised Allah for making the occasion a reality.
He said he would be fair to all and carry everyone along in the discharge of his responsibilities.
Kawu also assured that he would promote peaceful coexistence.
He would also participate in the programmes and policies of the state government.