Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has announced the Magajin Garin Zazzau, Alhaji Ahmad Nuhu Bamalli, as the 19th emir of Zazzau 17 days after the demise of Alhaji Shehu Idris, the 18th Emir of Zazzau.

Bamalli is from the Mallawa dynasty and is Nigeria’s immediate past Ambassador to Thailand.

He was Born on June 8, 1966 in Zaria, his father, Nuhu Bamalli held the title of Magajin Garin Zazzau before the title was transferred to him.

The emir attended his primary and secondary education in Kaduna city and is a graduate of law from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

He has a Master’s degree in international affairs and diplomacy and had attended several national and international courses from Harvard and Oxford Universities as well as Northwestern University in Chicago and the University of Pennsylvania.

Kingmakers of the Zazzau Emirate had, on Friday September 26, submitted names of three princes to Kaduna State government for appointment as the new Emir of Zazzau.

The Emir of Zazzau stool became vacant following the death of Alhaji Shehu Idris who reigned for 45 years.

The kingmakers, according to the minutes of their meeting obtained by Daily Trust, shortlisted the three princes; Iyan Zazzau, Alhaji Bashari Aminu; Yariman Zazzau, Alhaji Mohammed Munir Ja’afaru and Turakin Zazzau, Alhaji Aminu Shehu Idris.

Ambassador Bamalli, an ally of Governor Nasiru El-Rufai, was not among the shortlisted candidates.