The Northern Governors Forum has reacted to the appointment of Alhaji Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli as the 19th Emir of Zazzau, Kaduna State.
Naija News had earlier reported that the Kaduna State Government on Wednesday announced Alhaji Ahmed Bamalli as the new Emir.
His appointment as a replacement for the late Alhaji Shehu Idris who died on Sunday, 20th September was announced by the government on Wednesday, 7th October.
His appointment was confirmed in a statement signed by Ja’afaru Ibrahim Sani, the Kaduna State Commissioner for Local Government Affairs.
According to a statement by the government of Kaduna, Alhaji Bamalli is from the Mallawa ruling house and he is the first emir from the Mallawa ruling house in 100 years following the demise in 1920 of his grandfather, Emir Dan Sidi.
Reacting in a statement the Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Plateau Simon Lalong, congratulated the Emir over his appointment.
He described the appointment of the new Emir as a good omen for the people of the Zauzzau Emirate, Kaduna State and Nigeria as a whole.
“We rejoice with you over this worthy opportunity given to you by God to serve your people like your ancestors did and also surpass their achievements because of the rich heritage they have passed down to you,” Lalong said.
“Your exposure and experience heightens the excitement that by the help of Almighty God, you will improve the lives of the people and also make valuable contributions to national development.”
Lalong promised the royal father that the Northern Governors Forum will support his reign and also benefit from his wisdom and influence as it works to emancipate the region from the myriad of challenges confronting it