Alhaji Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli has emerged as the new Emir of Zazzau following the death of Shehu Idris who died on September 20 and reigned for 45 years.
In a statement on Wednesday signed by Ja’afaru Sani, Katsina State Commissioner of Local Government Affairs said Governor Nasir El-Rufai has approved the appointment of the new Emir.
Sani noted the governor appointed Bamalli after the Zazzau Emirates Kingmakers made their recommendations to the state government.
The commissioner added that Bamalli, who succeeds Idris, becomes the first emir from the Mallawa ruling house in 100 years. Until his appointment as Emir of Zazzau, Bamalli held the title of Magajin Garin Zazzau.
The statement reads: “Alhaji Ahmed Bamali 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.”