- Ambassador Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli has released a statement after his appointment as the new emir of Zazzau
- Bamalli speaking after his instalment on Wednesday, October 7, called for unity in the emirate
- The new monarch promised inclusive leadership during his reign as emir of Zazzau
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Following his appointment as the 19th emir of Zazzau, Ambassador Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli, on Wednesday, October 7, called for unity in the emirate.
According to Daily Trust, the monarch who made this known while speaking in his palace a few hours after his appointment promised an inclusive leadership during his reign.
Bamalli said he will ensure peace and tranquillity among the people in the emirate and carry everyone to ensure the development of the emirate, Daily Trust reports.
The new emir also said he has close ties with the Katsinawa and Beriberi dynasties. He went on to note that he can't have misunderstandings with any of them as his wife is from Katsinawa house while his grandparents are from Bereberi dynasty.
“It is Allah that makes an emir because it is not about wealth, education or power. If these were the qualities I wouldn’t have been here. Allah gives power to whom He wishes and when He wishes. We should put Allah forward in whatever we do.
“I am happy that some of the district heads from Katsinawa dynasty and Beriberi dynasty have come to pay homage. Everybody should come for us to work together and I will do my best to unite the people of Zazzau”
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Bamalli succeeded Alhaji Shehu Idris as he was named the 19th Emir of Zazzau. Idris who died on Sunday, September 20, ruled for 45 years.
He died at the age of 84. He was on the throne since 1975 from 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.
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