Royalty is sweet. The grand opulence that comes with it soothes the heart. That’s why the popular axiom says kings are born and not made. For His Royal Majesty, Emir Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli, the Emir of Zazzau in Kaduna state, royalty is inborn as he probably has blue blood flowing through his veins. He is a successful diplomat, an extraordinary scholar, and a successful government worker with a track record.
After the demise of Emir Sheu Idris on September 20, 2020, the former Nigerian ambassador to Thailand was appointed to break a 100 years jinx from his Mallawa ruling house as the Emir of Zazzau. When he was announced as the new Emir, the whole town roared in happiness as excitement rented the air. He is well-loved in his community most especially his late father Nuhu Bamalli, who was a former Foreign Affairs Minister in Nigeria. His coronation and receiving staff of office ceremony was grand as the turnout witnessed massive attendance from who is who in Nigeria.
In celebration of his one year in office as the 19th Emir of Zazzau, he organised a symposium to openly discuss the role of traditional institutions in curbing the security challenges Nigeria is currently facing at the Umar Musa Yar’adua hall Kaduna. On Friday, he had a special Jumat service where prayers were offered for God to continue making his reign a peaceful one devoid of crisis and other vices that might cause unrest within the emirate. Other activities to mark the day include a grand finale Dubar, which was held at the Mal Musa square, Emir’s Palace Zaria.