Alhaji Ahmed Nuhu Bamali has emerged as the 19th Emir of Zazzau, succeeding the late Emir Shehu Idris.
Idris died on Sunday, September 20, 2020, after reigning for 45 years.
Kaduna Commissioner for Local Government Affairs, Ja’afaru Sani, on Wednesday, announced the choice of the Bamali as the new Emir of Zauzzau in a statement titled, ‘KDSG appoints Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli as Emir of Zazzau.’
According to the statement, “Following the death of His Highness, Alhaji (Dr) Shehu Idris, the late 18th Emir of Zazzaus, the Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai has approved the appointment of Amb. Ahmed Nuhu Bamali as the 19th Emir of Zazzau.
“Bamalli is the first emir from the Mallawa ruling house in 100 years, following the demise in 1920 of his grandfather, Emir Dan Sidi.
“The appointment is with immediate effect.
“All other arrangements for the installation ceremony and presentation of the staff of office would be announced in due course.
“The Governor congratulates the new Emir of Zazzau for a deserved appointment and wishes him a successful reign.”
Bamalli was born in 1966 and studied Law at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
The new Emir 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.
Until his appointment as Emir of Zazzau, 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 since 2015.
Emir Bamalli 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.