The Governor of Kaduna State, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, has approved the appointment of Alhaji Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli as the 19th Emir of Zazzau.The appointment was contained in a statement made available to ait.live, by Kaduna State Commissioner of Local Government Affairs, Ja’afaru Ibrahim Sani.Alhaji Bamalli succeeds HRH Alh. (Dr.) Shehu Idris who died on Sunday, 20th September 2020 after reigning for 45 years.
Alhaji Bamalli is the first Emir from the Mallawa ruling house in 100 years, following the demise in 1920 of his grandfather, Emir Dan Sidi.
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 since 2015.
He also has working experience in the banking sector and was one time Executive Director and later Acting Managing Director of the Nigerian Security Printing and Minting Corporation.
The newly appointed Emir Zauzzau 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.
Born in 1966, Alhaji 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.