- Finally, Kaduna state government has named a new emir of Zazzau
- The new emir is Alhaji Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli
- Bamalli succeeds Alhaji Shehu Idris who died on Sunday, September 20
Alhaji Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli has succeeded Alhaji Shehu Idris as he was named the 19th Emir of Zazzau.
Idris who died on Sunday, September 20, was on the throne for 45 years. He died at the age of 84. He was on the throne since 1975 and at the age of 36. His death was described as a national loss and an end to an era by prominent Nigerians.
With this appointment, Bamalli becomes the first emir from the Mallawa ruling house in 100 years after his grandfather Emir Dan Sidi died in 1920.
Recall that Legit.ng had reported that with the prolonged silence of the Kaduna government over the installation of the new emir of Zazzau, there were indications that Governor Nasir El-Rufai may split the emirate into three.
According to reports that emerged on Tuesday, October 6, the Kaduna governor disagreed with the kingmakers over the selection of new emir.
Governor El-Rufai was said to have directed the lawmakers to rescreen 13 candidates.
Legit.ng had also reported that the selection of a new emir for the Zazzau Emirate on Friday, September 25, showed a clear bearing as three candidates were shortlisted by the emirate's kingmakers.
According to the development in Kaduna, the names of the three candidates were submitted to Governor El-Rufai to determine who the next Zazzau emir would be.
Seven names were initially announced by the Zazzau kingmakers before the list was trimmed down to three.
In the three-page report submitted to the governor of Kaduna state, Iyan Zazzau, Bashar Aminu; the Yariman Zazzau, Munir Ja’afaru; and the Turakin Zazzau, Aminu Idris were recommended to El-Rafai after scaling through the second selection process.
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