Ningi Emirate sacks former Reps member, Salisu Zakari as Kauran Ningi
Hon Salisu Zakari Ningi
By Akanji Alowolodu, Bauchi
Ningi Emirate Council in Bauchi state has sacked Hon Salisu Zakari Ningi as the traditional title holder of Kauran Ningi with immediate effect.
The sack was contained in a letter with reference NEC/N/TTH/75/V.1 dated
17th November, 2023 and made public on Friday, 17th November, 2023 titled in Hausa “TAKARDAR SAUKEKA DAGA SARAUTAR KAURAN NINGI” (Letter of your removal as the titleholder of Kauran Ningi)
The letter written in Hausa language and signed by the Council Secretary, Sulaiman Shehu Burra reads, as translated: Warmest greetings and best wishes to you. After this salutation, I have been directed to inform you that, His Royal Highness, the Emir of Ningi in consultation with his Council has removed from your traditional title of Kauran Ningi effective today, Friday, 17th November, 2023.”
The letter further contained that,”Consequently upon your lackadaisical attitude towards the development and growth of the Ningi Emirate. As well as condemnation and rubbishing the developmental project the Emirate had yearned for over a long period of time in terms of a dual carriageway in Ningi township, the Bauchi – Ningi – Kano road, as heard in the social media.”
In his response, Salisu Zakari Ningi wrote on his Facebook page in Hausa that,”Today, Friday, 17/11/2023, HRH Emir of Ningi and his Emirate Council has removed me from the title of Kauran Ningi.”
According to him, “The reason for the decision as contained in the letter to that effect, I am challenging them. I will speak on that on a later and appropriate time.”
“However, I am very appreciative of HRH, the Emir of Ningi for finding me worthy and agreeing to honour me with the title of Kauran Ningi tun 2007,” he further wrote.
Salisu Zakari Ningi added that, “I am praying and wishing well, whoever the Emir and the Council may choose as my replacement, may Allah prolog the life and reign of the Emir and Ningi Emirate. May Allah continue to protect us and grant us peace in Ningi Emirate. I do really appreciate.”
He concluded stating,”Please, in the name of Allah, from today, I wish to be addressed simply as, ‘Malam Salisu’.”
Salisu Zakari Ningi was a onetime Commissioner of Sports in Bauchi state during the administration of former Governor Isa Yuguda and a former member of the House of Representatives representing Ningi/Warji Federal Constituency.