Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai on Monday presented the staff of office to His Highness Ahmad Bamalli as the 19th Emir of Zazzau.
El-Rufai said in his speech: “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 firstborn after independence. This is a historic moment.”
He added: “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.”
Chairman of the central working committee for the installation ceremony Ja’afaru Sani had in a statement on Sunday urged residents to turn out en masse and participate in the ceremony.
Sani, who is also the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, said arrangements had been concluded to facilitate smooth conduct of the ceremony.
He said the new emir would host a special durbar as part of activities lined up to celebrate the installation.
The commissioner enjoined the people of the state to pray for peace, unity and prosperity of Zazzau Emirate and the state at large.