Alhaji Ahmed Nuhu Bamali has emerged as the 19th Emir of Zazzau, after the demise of Alhaji Shehu Idris, the 18th emir of Zazzau.
His appointment was announced by Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State.
Bamalli is from the Mallawa dynasty and is Nigeria’s immediate past Ambassador to Thailand.
He was Born on June 8, 1966 in Zaria, his father, Nuhu Bamalli held the title of Magajin Garin Zazzau before the title was transferred to him.
The emir attended his primary and secondary education in Kaduna city and is a graduate of law from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
He has a Master’s degree in international affairs and diplomacy and had attended several national and international courses from Harvard and Oxford Universities as well as Northwestern University in Chicago and the University of Pennsylvania.
His appointment was announced in a press statement by the Kaduna Commissioner for Local Government Affairs, Ja’afaru Sani, on Wednesday.
The statement was titled, ‘KDSG appoints Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli as Emir of Zazzau’.
The statement read in part,
“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.
“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.”