Ahmed Bamalli Becomes 19th Emir Of Zazzau

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.

The new Emir of Zazzau, Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli / Photo credit: Dailypost.ng
The new Emir of Zazzau, Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli / Photo credit: Dailypost.ng

The government of Nasir El-Rufai has selected Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli as the new Emir of Zazzau following the September 20, 2020 death of Emir Shehu Idris who reigned for 45 years and was the 18th emir.

Born in June 1966, Bamalli studied Law at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

He holds a master’s degree in International Relations and Diplomacy and a diploma in Organisational Leadership from Oxford University.

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In a statement by Ja’afaru Sani, the Commissioner of Local Government Affairs, the governor congratulated Bamalli on his appointment and wished him a successful and peaceful reign.

Sani said Alhaji Bamalli was the first emir from the Mallawa ruling house in 100 years following the demise in 1920 of his grandfather, Emir Dan Sani.

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.

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He has been a permanent commissioner in the Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission in 2015.

He has worked in the banking sector as Executive Director and later acting Managing Director of the Nigerian Security Printing and Minting Company.

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