Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State, has approved the appointment of Nigeria’s Ambassador to Thailand, Alhaji Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli as the 19th Emir of Zazzau.
Bamalli is the first Emir from the Mallawa ruling house in 100 years after his grandfather, Emir Dan Sidi, died in 1920.
A statement by the Commissioner for Local Government Affairs, Alhaji Ja’afaru Ibrahim Sani said Bamalli succeeds Alhaji (Dr.) Shehu Idris, who died on Sunday, 20th September 2020 after reigning for 45 years.
The statement explained: “Governor El-Rufai congratulated His Royal Highness, Alhaji Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli on his appointment and wished him a successful and peaceful reign as Emir of Zazzau.
‘’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.”
According to the Commissioner, the new emir has worked in banking 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), ‘’ he added.
Bamalli studied law at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and holds a master’s degree in International Relations and Diplomacy and a diploma in Organisational Leadership from Oxford University, the statement said, adding is also a fellow on Conflict Resolution of the University of York, United Kingdom (UK).