Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle, has approved the appointment of Sanusi Mohammed as the new Emir of Kaura Namoda.
This was contained in a statement on Wednesday by Zailani Bappa, his Special Adviser on Media.
Mohammed succeeds the late Emir, Alhaji Mohamned Ahmed Asha who passed away a few days ago.
The state government disclosed that coronavirus caused the death.
Until his appointment, 40-year-old Mohammed was a serving Major in the Nigerian Army.
His selection as new monarch followed a recommendation from the Kaura Namoda Traditional Council as enshrined in the selection procedure.
“While praying, once again for the repose of the deceased Emir, Governor Matawalle wishes the new Emir a successful reign”, the statement added.