Zazzau: El-Rufai’s wife begs governor to appoint female Emir
First Lady of Kaduna State, Hadiza Isma el-Rufai has appealed to her husband, Governor Nasir el-Rufai, to consider a woman for the vacant stool of Emir of Zazzau.
She made the appeal in a tweet on Friday.
Recall that the last Emir of Zazzau, Dr. Shehu Idris, died on Sunday, September 20.
The governor’s wife appealed for a female Emir in the mold of Queen Amina in the interest of gender equality.
Queen Amina was a Hausa warrior queen of the city-state Zazzau in present-day Zaria, Kaduna who lived between 1533 and 1610.
She was the daughter of King Nikatau, the 22nd ruler of Zazzau.
The First Lady tweeted:
In the interest of gender equality, @elrufai Can we get another Queen Amina of Zazzau?
— Hadiza Isma El-Rufai (@hadizel) September 25, 2020
Taking to Facebook on Thursday, the governor had said he was studying about the history of the Emirate to be able to make an informed choice about Idris’s successor.
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