Breaking: Bamalli is new Emir of Zazzau


Kaduna State Governor, Nasir Elrufai has announced the appointment of Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli as the new emir of Zazzau.

This follows the demise of the then emir of Zazzau Alhaji Dr Shehu Idris on September 20th, 2020. Mr Bamalli was prior to his appointment, the Magajin Garin Zazzau and belongs to the Mallawa ruling family.

Recalled that following the submission of a 3-man shortlist by the Zazzau kingmakers that excluded Mr Bamalli, Governor Elrufai cancelled the selection process and ordered a fresh one, citing the exclusion of some eligible candidates from the process.

The announcement of Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli as the new Emir of Zazzau brings to a close speculations about the Zazzau emirate succession struggle.

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 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.


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