Emirs are the highly prominent and powerful traditional monarchs. Apart from their highly exalted traditional stools, these royal fathers are financially solid, with vast interests across numerous blue-chip companies within and outside Nigeria’s shores. Most of them, prior to their current status, had served the country in different capacities, which obviously has helped a great deal in strengthening their influence within the corridors of power and other segments of the society.
The Emirs hold so much power over their subjects and influence the way they live their lives.
Being an Emir, his duties are often multiple. This ranged from maintaining social norms of his people, ensuring that basic social amenities are provided for his subjects, as well as, create political awareness among all his subjects.
Some Functions Of Emirs In Northern Nigeria are;
Maintains Law And Order Within Their Domains
Emirs Manage Disputes Among Their Subjects
Presides Over Council Of Elders Meetings In Their Domains
Ensures His Subjects’ Adherence To Their Northern Cultural Heritage
Enlightenes Subjects On The Importance Of Carrying Out Their Civil Responsibilities
Supervision Of Chieftaincy Matters