A new emir of Zazzau has been named.
The new Emir of Zazzau is Ahmed Nuhu Bamali, a successor of Shehu Idris, who died on September 20, 2020.
Idris ruled the Zazzau Emirate for 45 years before his death.
The installation of Bamali as the new emir was disclosed on Wednesday by the Kaduna Commissioner for Local Government Affairs, Ja’afaru Sani.
“Following the death of His Highness, Alhaji (Dr) Shehu Idris, the late 18th Emir of Zazzaus, the Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai has approved the appointment of Amb. Ahmed Nuhu Bamali as the 19th Emir of Zazzau,” the statement read in part.
“Bamalli is the first emir from the Mallawa ruling house in 100 years, following the demise in 1920 of his grandfather, Emir Dan Sidi.
“The appointment is with immediate effect.
“All other arrangements for the installation ceremony and presentation of the staff of office would be announced in due course.
“The Governor congratulates the new Emir of Zazzau for a deserved appointment and wishes him a successful reign.”
Who is Bamali?
Bamali, born in 1966, studied Law at the Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, and acquired a Master’s Degree in International Relations and Diplomacy from Oxford University, England.
Since 2015, Bamali has served as a permanent Commissioner of the Independent Electoral Commissioner in Kaduna State.
He’s also served as an Executive Director at the Nigerian Security Printing and Minting Corporation, where he later served as a Managing Director.