By Bode Olushegun
Borno state government has appointed a new emir of Biu, seven days after the demise of the last emir, Alhaji Umar Mustapha Aliyu Biu.
The newly appointed and turbaned emir of Biu is Alhaji Mustapha Umar Mustapha who, until his appointment, was the Midala of Biu and district head of Biu east.
The state deputy governor while presenting the appointment letter to the new emir, on behalf of the Borno state government, congratulated him on his well-deserved appointment and wished him God’s guidance and protection.
The secretary to the state government also, while reading the contents of the appointment letter dated September 21, 2020, said it was based on the exercise of the powers conferred on the executive governor by section 73(1) of the Borno state local government law,2000 and section 5 of the chief (Appointment and deportation) law cap.25 laws of Borno state 1994.
According to the SSG, the order may be cited as the first class of Emir Biu Appointment order 2020: The Royal Highness, Alhaji Mustapha Umar Midala appointed as first class emir of Biu to be known and recognized as the emir of Biu, comprising of Biu, Bayo, Hawul and Kwaya Kusar local government area with headquarters in Biu.
Midala Mustapha Mai Umar was born on 20/6/1970 to the family of the late emir of Biu, Alhaji Umar Mustapha Aliyu.
He attended Biu central primary school from 1975 to 1981 and proceeded to government community secondary school, Biu, in 1983 to 1989.
Midala Mustapha later obtained a diploma in local government administration.