President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the new Emir of Zazzau, Ambassador Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli, and advised him to be the leader of all.
Following the announcement on Wednesday, President Buhari said in a message to the new Emir: “I congratulate you on making history by becoming the first emir from the Mallawa ruling house in 100 years. You deserve the appointment and I am confident you will justify the confidence reposed in you.”
According to the President, “While you bask in the glory of the moment, I want you to be the leader to all and treat all your people fairly in the performance of your duties.”
“This is a challenging moment and therefore, I want you to use this opportunity to unite all members of the ruling houses for the interest of your people,” he advised Amb. Bamalli.
“May Allah grant you wisdom and guidance in the discharge of this responsibility,” President Buhari prayed for the new Emir.
In the same vein, former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar also expressed delight in the appointment of Alhaji Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli as the Emir-elect of Zazzau who succeeds the late Emir Shehu Idris, who reigned for 45 years before joining his ancestors last month.
Reacting to the appointment in a statement by his media office in Abuja, Atiku noted that Alhaji Bamalli is one of the youngest traditional rulers in recent years; a well travelled diplomat of ambassadorial pedigree.
“Although the shoes of the late Emir are big, I am still confident that Alhaji Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli is up to the task and responsibilities expected of him,” Atiku said.
The former Vice president explained that as a technocrat, Ambassador Bamalli will add value to the throne by bringing development to his people.
According to Atiku, peace and unity are among some of the challenges facing Nigeria, including Kaduna State, and urged the new Emir to focus on confidence building efforts in his domain.