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Kaduna Declares Public Holiday, Three Days Mourning For Late Emir of Zazzau

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The Kaduna State Government has declared three days holiday and mourning for the late Emir of Zazzau, Alhaji Shehu Idris.

This was disclosed in a statement on Monday by the Special Adviser to the Governor Nasir el-Rufai on Media and Communication, Mr Muyiwa Adekeye.

In the statement titled, “Kaduna declares three days mourning for late Emir of Zazzau,” the state government said public offices would open on September 21 and September 22 but “there will be a public holiday on September 23 to honour his memory’’.

“The Kaduna State Government has declared three days of mourning for the late Emir of Zazzau, HH Alh. Shehu Idris. Public offices will open as normal on 21 and 22 September 2020.

“There will be a public holiday on 23 September to honour his memory.

“Flags will fly at half-mast during the mourning period,” the statement read.

The emir died at the 44 Army Reference Hospital, Kaduna on Sunday at the age of 84.

The remains of the monarch have been laid to rest at his palace in Zaria.

The late monarch who was the 18th Emir of Zazzau, was the Chairman, Kaduna State Council of Chiefs.

Shehu Idris was coronated the Emir of Zazzau on February 15, 1975, and has ruled Zazzau emirate for 45 years, before his death.

Source: Naija News

Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.

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