Mallam El - Rufai Names Bamalli New Emir Of Zazzau - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Mallam El - Rufai Names Bamalli New Emir Of Zazzau

               • New Emir of Zazzau, Bamalli

 • Emir of Zazzau Palace

 Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has approved the appointment of Alhaji Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli as the 19th Emir of Zazzau.

Bamalli hails from the Mallawa ruling house and he is the first to emerge emir from the royal house, 100 years after his grandfather, Emir Dan Sidi, died in 1920.

At least 11 princes participated in the race for the stool and at a stage it was reported that three princes: Alhaji Bashir Aminu, Iyan Zazzau, Alhaji Muhammed Munnir Jafaru, Yariman Zazzau and Alhaji Aminu Shehu Idris, Turakin Karamin Zazzau, were the major contenders.
The Daily Crucible reported that the kingmakers of Zazzau emirate worked out the process of selecting the candidates while the appropriate state government agencies also played their part in arriving at who succeeds the late Idris.

The Commissioner of Local Government Affairs, Alhaji Ja’afaru Ibrahim Sani, in a release on Wednesday said Bamalli succeeds Alhaji (Dr.) Shehu Idris, who died on Sunday, 20th September 2020.

Late Idris reigned for 45 years.

 “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,” the statement reads.

The Commissioner noted that the new emir has worked in bank 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).

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