Ahmad Nuhu Bamalli has been presented with the Staff of Office as the 19th Emir of Zazzau.
This was announced by the Governor of Kaduna State Malam Nasir El-Rufai on Monday on his verified tweeter handle.
The event took place at the Muhammadu Aminu Square, Race Course, GRA Zaria.
Governor El-Rufai while delivering his speech in Zaria during the presentation of the staff of office, wished the new Emir a successful and peaceful reign.
“I am delighted to join the people of Zazzau Emirate for the presentation of the Staff of Office to His Highness, Ambassador Ahmad Nuhu Bamalli, the 19th Emir of Zazzau, the first born after independence. This is a historic moment
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“Your Highness ascends the throne in a much changed era to that of your illustrious predecessors. These are more modern times, with fresh opportunities and many old and new challenges. Ours is an incredibly young state, with 89% of residents being younger than 35 years.”
“We are grappling with expanding the opportunities for jobs, sound education and decent healthcare that can help channel this youthfulness as a positive resource. Some of our communities are menaced by security challenges”
“We need better data about who lives in the state, what they do and what facilities exist or are required in the communities in which they reside. The traditional institution can be a vital partner in addressing these challenges.”
“As Governor of Kaduna State, it is God’s Will that I am privileged to be the first elected public servant to appoint an Emir of Zazzau in an independent, democratic setting.”