By Emmanuel Kehinde, Ilorin
Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has congratulated Alhaji Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli, a distinguished diplomat and technocrat, on his appointment as the 19th Emir of Zazzau.
Bamalli was announced the new Emir on Wednesday,following the recent death of the late Emir of Zazzau Emirate Alhaji Shehu Idris, who spent 45 years on the throne.
“I congratulate His Royal Highness on his well-deserved appointment as the new Emir of Zazzau. Whereas he ascends the throne with the unassailable royal pedigree of his illustrious forebears, His Royal Highness comes to the exalted seat with outstanding professional and academic credentials,” the Governor said in a statement by his chief press secretary Rafiu Ajakaye.
“I recall with nostalgia the bond between new Emir’s late illustrious father Alhaji Nuhu Bamalli and my late father Alhaji AGF AbdulRazaq SAN. Whilst they both served the Zazzau Emirate as the Magajin Gari and Tafida respectively, they were both federal ministers in the cabinet of Prime Minister Sir Tafawa Balewa in 1965.
“It is my belief that His Royal Highness’s wealth of experience as a distinguished diplomat, accomplished lawyer, and seasoned technocrat with a rich tapestry of family and friends across the country will augur a very peaceful and beneficial reign as well as enhance a united nation.
“On behalf of the people and government of Kwara State, I congratulate His Excellency the Governor of Kaduna State Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, the Zazzau Emirate, and the good people of Kaduna State on this historic occasion. I pray the Almighty Allah to guide His Royal Highness and make his reign long, peaceful, and prosperous.”