The Governor of Kaduna State, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, has approved the appointment of Alhaji Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli as the 19th Emir of Zazzau.
A statement signed by the Kaduna state Commissioner for Local Government Affairs, Ja’afaru Ibrahim Sani, stated that Bamalli succeeds HRH Alh. (Dr.) Shehu Idris who died on Sunday, 20th September 2020 after reigning for 45 years.
Alh. Bamalli is the first emir from the Mallawa ruling house in 100 years, following the demise of his grandfather, Emir Dan Sidi in 1920.
Until his appointment as Emir of Zazzau, Alh. Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli held the title of Magajin Garin Zazzau and served as Nigeria’s ambassador to Thailand, with concurrent accreditation to Myanmar.
He was a permanent commissioner in the Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission in 2015.
Alh. Bamalli has worked in the banking sector, as Executive Director and later acting Managing Director of the Nigerian Security Printing and Minting Corporation.
The new Emir 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).
Congratulating him, Malam Nasir El-Rufai also wished him a successful and peaceful reign as Emir of Zazzau.