AMB. NUHU BAMALLI (19th Emir of ZauZau)


Ahmed NuhuBamalli, Nigeria’s immediate past Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand and the Republic of the Union of Myanmar is the current Emir of Zazzau, a Nigerian traditional state headquartered in Zaria, Kaduna State.

He is the first Emir from the Mallawa ruling house to be enthroned in a 100 years after the demise of his grandfather, Emir Alu Dan Sidi, the 13th Emir of Zazzau, in 1920.

Until his appointment as Emir, Bamalli held the title of MagajinGarinZazzau; the second most senior princely title in the Zazzau Emirate.

Bamalli studied Law as first degree from the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria and obtained a Master’s degree in International Affairs and Diplomacy from the same institution.

An alumnus of the prestigious Harvard Business School where he obtained GMP in 2011, the Emir holds a Diploma in organisational leadership from Oxford University, UK, and is a Senior Chevening Fellow with about 26 years cognate experience covering banking, public sector, telecommunications, and manufacturing.

He is an astute lawyer, unscrupulous banker and gentleman and above all, a quintessential diplomat.

The 19th Emir of Zazzau is sure to bless his Emirate with the benignancy and selflessness that characterize him.


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