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It’s all over the media space that Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has approved the appointment of Amb. Ahmed Nuhu-Bamalli as the 19th Emir of Zazzau.

The appointment was made public as contained in a statement signed through the office of the state commissioner of Local Government Affairs, Ja’afaru Ibrahim-Sani, today Wednesday, October 7.

“The appointment is with immediate effect. All other arrangements for the installation ceremony and presentation of Staff of Office would be announced in due course,” the letter read


Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli (Magajin Garin Zazzau)
Born in 1966 in Zaria Nigeria. I Studied Law as my first degree from the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria in 1989 and a Masters degree in International Affairs and Diplomacy from the same institution in 2002. I also have a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from the Enugu State University of Science and Technology1998. I did a fellowship on conflict resolution at the University of York (UK) 2009. I hold another Diploma in organizational leadership from Oxford University, UK 2015.
I am a Senior Chevening Fellow with about twenty six years cognate experience covering Banking, Public Sector, Telecommunications, and Manufacturing. I am also an alumnus of the prestigious Harvard Business School where I obtained my GMP in 2011.
I hold the Royal title of Magajin Garin Zazzau (2nd most senior princely title of the Zazzau Emirate)
I am happily married to Mairo A Bamalli and we are blessed with 5 children boy and 4 girls
A. Ambassador: (a) Kingdom of Thailand 2017- Date
(b) Republic of the Union of Myanmar 2017 – Date (Concurrent Accreditation)
B. Commissioner Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission 2015 2017
a) Commissioner in charge of finance
b) In charge of 4 Electoral Zones in the State
C. Acting Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer & ED Corporate Services Nigeria Security Printing and Minting Plc
November 2011-2014
This company is charged with the responsibility of printing currency for Nigeria as well as security documents. I served in two capacities.
a) As executive director in charge of corporate services. 2011 – 2012
b) As Ag. Managing Director 2012 – 2014

D. General Manager
Human Resources Management Nigerian Mobile Telecommunications Limited (MTEL) 2007-2009
E. Assistant Director
Abuja Metropolitan Management Agency 2006-2007
F. Regional Manager Public Sector
(Joined as Deputy Manager in 1998 and rise through the system to senior manager Grade) FSB International Bank Plc.
G. Assistant Manager
KMC Nigeria limited/First Security Discount House (FSDH) 1992-1998
2015 Oxford University UK Diploma in Organizational Leadership
2009 University of York [Fellowship on Conflict Resolution (senior chevening fellow)] 2002 Ahmadu Bello University Zaria
Master in (International Affairs and Diplomacy)
1998 Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT)
(Post Graduate Diploma in Management) 1989 Ahmadu Bello University L.LB (Hons)
A. President, African Banknote Association 2013 -2014
B. Chairman, Board of Directors, Tawada Limited (Subsidiary of Nigeria Security
Printing and Minting Plc Nov 2012 to 2014
C. Director Laurman Limited 2009 – 2010
D. Director Ryden Oil and Gas 2009 – 2010
E. Director Harvard Business School Association of Nigeria 2014 – 2015
F. Royal title of Magajin Garin Zazzau 2001- date
G. Member Transition Committee Kaduna State 2016
H. Commissioner Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commissioner 2016 to 2017
I. Nigerian Ambassador to Thailand 2017 – Date (with concurrent accreditation to Myanmar

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