El Rufai Enthrones New Emir

Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State has enthroned Alhaji Ahmed Bamali as the new Emir of Zazzau after late Shehu Idris, the former emir died.

This led to speculations that Zazzau Emirate might be divideed into three.

It was gathered that there are no cheers or jubilation in the city that is known to have followed a successful coronation of a new emir.

The appointmentment of Bamali was announced  by Ja’afaru Sani the Commissioner For Local Government Affairs Of Kaduna State   in a press release signed by the Government of the state

The statement read: “The Governor of Kaduna State, El-Rufai, has approved the appointment of Alhaji Ahmed Nuhu Bamali as the 19th Emir of Zazzau. He succeeds Alhaji Shehu Idris, who died on Sunday, September 20, 2020 after reigning for 45 years.

‘’Bamali 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 Zazzau, Bamali held the title of Magajin Garin Zazzau and served as Nigeria’s ambassador to Thailand, with concurrent accreditation to Myanmar’’

He was an employee of the Abuja Metropolitan Management Agency before becoming the head of Human Resources at MTel, the mobile communications arm of the old Nigerian Telecommunications Limited (NITEL),” The statement revealed.


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