JUST IN: El-Rufai Appoints New Emir Of Zazzau
The Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai has approved the appointment of Alhaji Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli as the 19th Emir of Zazzau.
Kaduna State Commissioner, Ministry of Local Government Affairs, Ja’afaru Ibrahim Sani disclosed the appointment in a Wednesday statement.
Emir Bamalli succeeds Dr. Shehu Idris, who died on September 20 having reigned for 45 years.
The new Emir is the grandson of Emir Dan Sidi, who died in 1920.
He hails from the Mallawa ruling house, and is the first Emir from the ruling house in 100 years.
“Until his appointment as Emir of Zazzau, Alhaji Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli held the title of Magajin Garin Zazzau and served as Nigeria’s ambassador to Thailand, with concurrent accreditation to Myanmar.
“He has been a permanent commissioner in the Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission in 2015. He has worked in banking and as Executive Director and later acting Managing Director of the Nigerian Security Printing and Minting Corporation.
“He was a staff of the Abuja Metropolitan Management Agency before a stint as head of Human Resources at MTel, the mobile communications arm of the old Nigerian Telecommunications Limited (NITEL).
“Born in 1966, Alh. Bamalli studied Law at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He holds a master’s degree in International Relations and Diplomacy and a diploma in Organisational Leadership from Oxford University. He is also a fellow on Conflict Resolution of the University of York, United Kingdom (UK).
“On behalf of the Kaduna State Government, Malam Nasir El-Rufai has congratulated HRH Alhaji Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli on his appointment and wished him a successful and peaceful reign as Emir of Zazzau,” the statement further read.