By Salimon Quadri
The Kaduna State Government has appointed Alh. Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli as new Emir of Zazzau, being the 19th one after the death of Alhaji Shehu Idris who reigned for 45 years.
The former Emir, Shehu Idris died on September 20, 2020.
In a press statement signed today by the State Commissioner, Ministry of Local Government Affairs, Ja’afaru Ibrahim Sani, stated that “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.
Also, “He has been a permanent commissioner in the Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission since 2015.”
The statement continuously reads: “Alh. Bamali 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).
“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).”
Nonetheless, The State Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai congratulated His Royal Highness, Bamali on his appointment and also, wished him a successful reign as the Emir of the Kingdom.