Kaduna State governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai on Wednesday approved the appointment of Alhaji Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli as the 19th Emir of Zazzau.
The new emir succeeds his predecessor, the late Alhaji (Dr) Shehu Idris, who died on Sunday, September 20, 2020 after 45 years on the throne.
Kaduna State commissioner for local government affairs, Jaafaru Ibrahim Sani, who announced the appointment of the new Emir in a statement, said the Kaduna State governor has since congratulated the new Emir, HRH Bamalli, on his appointment and wished him a successful and peaceful reign as Emir of Zazzau.
Bamalli is the first Emir from the Mallawa ruling House in the last 100 years, after the reign of his grandfather, Emir Dan Sidi, who died in 1920.
Until his appointment as Emir of Zazzau, Bamalli held the title of Magajin Garin Zazzau, the second most senior princely title of the Zazzau Emirate.
President Muhammadu Buhari, Senate president, Ahmed Lawan, northern governors and other prominent Nigerians have congratulated the new Emir of Zazzau, urging him to be a leader of all.