Chairman North-Central Governors’ Forum congratulates new Emir of Zazzau


Amb. Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli, new Emir of Zazzau

 Chairman North-Central Governors’ Forum and Governor of Niger state, Abubakar Sani Bello, on Wednesday congratulated Ambassador Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli, on his emergence as the new Emir of Zazzau, Kaduna state.

In a congratulatory message signed by his Chief Press Secretary (CPS) Mary Noel-Berje, Gov. Sani Bello, said he believes the new Emir of Zazzau will bring to bear his experiences and exposure in the discharge of his duties.

He also expressed optimism that the new traditional ruler of Zazzau will be a good custodian of traditional values and rich heritage of Zazzau dynasty.

 Alhaji Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli, is the 19th Emir of Zazzau. He succeeded late Dr. Shehu Idris, who died on Sunday, September 20, 2020

 Nuhu 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 Zazzau, Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli, held the title of Magajin Garin Zazzau, and served as Nigeria’s ambassador to Thailand, with concurrent accreditation to Myanmar.

He was a permanent commissioner in the Kaduna state Independent Electoral Commission.

The Emir also worked in the banking industry as executive director, and later as  acting managing director,  Nigerian Security Printing and Minting Corporation.

Gov. Abubakar Sani Bello:Optimistic that the new Emir will be custodian of traditional values

He was a staff of the Abuja Metropolitan Management Agency before becoming head of Human Resources at MTel, the mobile communications arm of the old Nigerian Telecommunications Limited (NITEL).

Born in 1966, Nuhu 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 New York, United Kingdom (UK).


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