The Kaduna State government has approved the appointment of Ahmed Bamalli as the 19th Emir of Zazzau.
Bamalli, who is Nigeria’s former ambassador to Thailand, with concurrent accreditation to Myanmar succeeds Shehu Idris, who died on Sunday, September 20, 2020, after reigning for 45 years.
Until his appointment, the 54-year-old Law graduate of Law from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, held the title of Magajin Garin Zazzau.
Bamalli, who has been a permanent commissioner in the Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission since 2015, also holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations and Diplomacy and a diploma in Organisational Leadership from Oxford University.
The news of his appointment was announced in a press statement by the Kaduna State Commissioner for Local Government Affairs, Ja’afaru Sani, on Wednesday.
In the statement titled ‘KDSG appoints Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli as Emir of Zazzau’, the Kaduna State government announced that the appointment takes effect immediately.
It also revealed that 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 commissioner stated that other arrangements for the installation ceremony and presentation of the staff of office would be announced in due course.
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