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JUST IN: El-rufai Names Nuhu Bamalli as New Emir of Zazzau

El-rufai Names Nuhu Bamalli as New Emir of Zazzau

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

State governor, Nasir El-rufai, annouced this on Wednesday on his Twitter handle, saying Bamalli “is the first emir from the Mallawa ruling house in 100 years, following the demise in 1020 of his grandfather, Emir Dan Sidi.

A statement signed by the state commissioner for local government affairs on Wednesday, a copy of which Nigerian Sketch obtained, explained that “Untill his appointment, Alh. Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli held the title of Magajin Garin Zazzau and served as Nigeria’s ambassador to Thailand, with concurrent accreditation to Myanmar.”

He explained further that “He has been a permanent commissioner in the Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission in 2015. He has worked in banking and as Executive Director and later acting Managing Director of the Nigerian Security Printing and Minting Corporation. He was a staff of the Abuja Metropolitan Management Agency before a stint as head of Human Resources at MTel, the mobile communications arm of the old Nigerian Telecommunications Limited (NITEL).”

The new Emir was born in 1966 and studied Law at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He has a Master’s degree in International Relations and Diplomacy and a diploma in Organisational Leadership from Oxford University.

He is a fellow on Conflict Resolution of the University of York, United Kingdom.


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