KADUNA, Nigeria – An official of Zazzau Emirate, Aminu Yakubu-Wambai, has resigned his traditional title.
Wambai was the Wakilin Raya Kasar Zazzau, a position he held for 19 years.
The development comes hours after the appointment of Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli as the new Emir of Zazzau.
Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, made the announcement on Wednesday.
Wambai was a permanent Zazzau Emirate Council member representing Kaduna South Local Government Area.
He explained that his decision to resign was personal.
His letter reads: “I write to express my gratitude to Allah for making me to be appointed to the position, as well as to say my pleasure for enabling me to serve credibility well to best of my ability and loyalty for the period of 19 years from Friday, 21 June, 2001 to date.
“I am beset, humbly conscious of my enthusiasts to convey to you my resolve to resign my appointment as the 7th Wakilin Raya Kasar Zazzau, as well as a permanent Zazzau Emirate Council member representing Kaduna South Local Government Areas of Kaduna State, with effect from today October 7, 2020.
“I would like to assure you and the general public, that my resignation is purely personal, and therefore has nothing to do with any apprehension or fright whatsoever. It is based on my utmost conviction to step aside from the palace activities, so as to enable me concentrate on the numerous personal duties.”
El-Rufai appointed Bamalli even though he was not on the shortlist presented to the state government by the kingmakers.
Out of the eleven princes from four dynasties screened, the kingmakers picked three.
They are Bashir Aminu (Iyan Zazzau), Aminu Shehu Idris (Turakin Zazzau), Muhammadu Munir Ja’afaru (Yariman Zazzau).