Kaduna State Government on Wednesday announced the appointment of Alhaji Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli as the 19th Emir of Zazzau.
He succeeds Alhaji Shehu Idris who died on Sunday, 20th September 2020, after he ruled for 45 years.
Alh. 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 Zazzu, Alh. 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 in 2015.
The State Governor, Nasir El Rufai has congratulated the new Emir on his appointment and wished him a successful and peaceful reign.