Emir of Zazzau’s death: Kaduna to mourn for three days, as public holiday is declared
To mourn the late Emire of Zazzau, Kaduna State Government has announced mourning for three days for the repose of the soul of the late Emir of Zazzau, Alhaji Shehu Idris.
The announcement came from the Governor’s Special Adviser in-charge of Media and Communication, Mr Muyiwa Adekeye, on Monday.
According to Adekeye, government offices would open on September 21 and September 22 but “there will be a public holiday on September 23 to honour his memory’’.
The mourning period also goes with flags flying at half-mast through the state within the duration of the mourning.
Many religious and non-religious organizations have continued to express shock at the death of the emir. One of such groups is the Muslim Rights Concern through their Director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola.
The late Emir was the Chairman of the Chairman, Kaduna State Council of Chiefs as well as the 18th Emir of Zazzau.
The late emir was coronated on February 15, 1975.
He will be missed for his support for peace and unity in his domain.