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Kaduna appoints Bamalli Emir of Zazzau

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The Kaduna State Government has announced the appointment of Alhaji Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli as the 19th Emir of Zazzau.

“He succeeds HRH Alh. (Dr.) Shehu Idris who died on Sunday, 20th September 2020, after reigning for 45 years,” Kaduna State local government affairs commissioner Ja’afaru Sani said in a statement.

“Alhaji Bamalli is the first emir from the Mallawa ruling house in 100 years, following the demise in 1920 of his grandfather, Emir Dan Sidi.”

Kaduna State governor Nasir El-Rufai congratulated Bamalli on his appointment and wished him a successful and peaceful reign.

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Born in 1966, 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).

Until his appointment as Emir of Zazzau, 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 since 2015. He worked in banking as executive director and later acting managing director of the Nigerian Security Printing and Minting Corporation.

Bamalli was a staff of the Abuja Metropolitan Management Agency before a stint as head of human resources at tad, the mobile communications arm of the old Nigerian Telecommunications Limited (NITEL).


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