The Kaduna State Government has announced the appointment of Ambassador Ahmed Nuhu Bamali as the 19th Emir of Zazzau.
The state Commissioner for Local Government Affairs, Ja’afaru Sani, made the announcement in a press statement on Wednesday.
“Following the death of His Highness, Alhaji (Dr) Shehu Idris, the late 18th Emir of Zazzaus, the Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai has approved the appointment of Amb. Ahmed Nuhu Bamali as the 19th Emir of Zazzau.
“Bamalli is the first emir from the Mallawa ruling house in 100 years, following the demise in 1920 of his grandfather, Emir Dan Sidi.
“The appointment is with immediate effect.
“All other arrangements for the installation ceremony and presentation of the staff of office would be announced in due course.
“The Governor congratulates the new Emir of Zazzau for a deserved appointment and wishes him a successful reign,” the statement read in part.
Bamali succeeds Shehu Idris, who died on September 20, 2020.