The Kaduna State Government has named Ambassador Ahmed Nuhu Bamali from Mallawa Ruling House as the new Emir of Zazzau Emirate.
Since the demise of the 18th emir of the emirate, Alhaji Shehu Idris, there has been tension over, who becomes the new monarch.
The Zazzau Emirate has 11 local government areas including Zaria, Sabon Gari, Giwa, Kudan, Makarfi, Ikara, Kubau, Soba, Igabi, Kaduna North and Kaduna South.
Ja’afaru Ibrahim Sani, Commissioner for Local Government Affairs, confirmed Bamali’s appointment in a statement seen by SaharaReporters.
KADUNA UPDATE: The Kaduna State Government has announced the appointment of Alhaji Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli as the 19th Emir of Zazzau. He succeeds HRH Alh. (Dr.) Shehu Idris who died on Sunday, 20th September 2020, after reigning for 45 years. pic.twitter.com/Wmmvhi1ifw— Governor Kaduna (@GovKaduna) October 7, 2020
“Following the death of His Highness, Alhaji (Dr) Shehu Idris CFR, the late 18th Emir of Zazzau, His Excellency the Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai, has approved the appointment of Ambassador Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli as the 19th Emir of Zazzau,” Sani said.