Supreme Court judge Justice Sidi Dauda Bage has been selected as the new Emir of Lafia by the Nasarawa state governor, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, and the council of chiefs in the state.
Bage replaces Dr Isa Mustapha Agwai 1, who died on10 January, 2019.
Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftain Affairs in Nasarawa, Haruna Osegba, announced the selection of Bage in Government House, Lafia, after a closed-meeting between the governor and the council of chiefs.
Concise News understands that out of the five kingmakers, justice Bage, who hails from the Dalla Dunama ruling house, got four votes while the son of the late emir, Musa Isa Mustapha Agwai, from the Ari Dunama ruling house, got only one vote.
The new emir, born on 22 June, 1956, in Lafia, attended Ahmadu Bello University Zaria from 1977-1980.
He graduated with a Second Class Lower Division in Law and proceeded to the Nigerian Law School, Lagos, in 1980 and was called to bar in 1981.
Bage rose through the ranks in the judiciary to become a judge of the Supreme Court.
Also, governor Al-Makura approved the selection of Isa Abubakar Umar as the new Emir of Awe. Umar succeeds his father who died early this year.
The governor also approved the selection of a third class chief, Osu Kadoko of Kardoroko, Umar Usman Dodo.