Kaduna installs new Emir of Zazzau

Kaduna State government has encouraged residents of the state to turn out en masse and take part in the coronation ceremony of the new Emir of Zazzau, Ahmad Bamalli. The new Emir of Zazzau, Bamalli is to be installed as the 19th emir of Zazzau today, November 9, 2020, at the Muhammadu Aminu Square, Race Course, GRA Zaria. Ja’afaru Sani, Chairman of the Central Working Committee for the installation ceremony, made the call in a statement issued on Sunday in Kaduna. Sani, is also the state’s Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, said arrangements had been finalised to facilitate smooth conduct of the installation ceremony. He said the new emir would host a special durbar as part of activities lined up to celebrate the installation. The commissioner ordered the people of the state to pray for peace, unity and prosperity of Zazzau Emirate and the state at large. (NAN)  

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El-Rufai Presents Staff Of Office To Ahmad Bamalli As 19th Emir Of Zazau

On Monday, Nasir El-Rufai , the Governor of Kaduna State, presented the staff of office to Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli as the 19th Emir of Zazzau. While speaking in Zaria during the presentation of the staff of office, the Governor wished the new Emire a peaceful reign. El-Rufai referred the occasion as historic, while remembering how the British colonial government unjustly deposed the new Emir’s grandfather, Emir Aliyu Dan-Sidi of blessed memory, called on the people of the area to give full support to their new traditional leader. In his words: “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” 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.” “This occasion of handing over the Staff of Office to the 19th Fulani Emir of Zazzau is taking place exactly 100 years since the colonial Governor of Northern Region, Herbert Symonds Goldsmith, unjustly deposed your grandfather, Emir Aliyu Dan-Sidi of blessed memory.” “Our faith teaches that power and authority belong to Allah, He[…]

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