Speaker Abbas, Omo-Aje, NCM extol virtues of late Magajin Garin Zazzau
By: Femi Mustapha
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Abbas Tajudeen, has described the late Nigerian Ambassador to Morocco, Mansur Bamalli, as a personality that remained unassuming and served his country diligently to the best of his ability.
The late Mansur Bamalli, who was Magajin Garin Zazzau, according to Speaker Abbas, was more than a brother to him, saying apart from the fact that they came from the same lineage, shared a lot in common. He was a humble and kind human being.
Abbas, who holds the traditional title of Iyan Zazzau, led some members of the House to attend the three-day prayer for the repose of the deceased held at the palace yesterday.
“I am heartbroken that Ambassador Mansur left us at a time when we needed him most. Indeed, not just the Zazzau Emirate, but also the entire Kaduna State and Nigeria as a whole have lost an illustrious son.
“As painful as the demise of Magajin Garin Zazzau is, I find solace in the fact that he lived a life worthy of emulation. I pray that Allah will grant the late Magajin Garin Zazzau a peaceful resting place in Jannatul Firdaus,” the Speaker said.
Similarly, the National Chairman of Action Alliance, Dr. Adekunle Rufai Omoaje, expressed his heartfelt condolences to the government and people of Kaduna State on the passing of Magajin Garin Zazzau Alhaji Mansur Nuhu Bamalli.
He described the renowned traditional ruler and diplomat as an iconic leader and exemplary peacemaker whose influence and commitment to good leadership traversed beyond his Emirate.
“The death of Magajin Garin Zazzau to me is a personal loss as a friend to his senior brother, Emir of Zazzau Ambassador Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli.
“My heartfelt condolences to the Governor of Kaduna State, the entire Zazzau emirate, and his beloved family, as well as the Federal government for the loss of this foremost traditional ruler and diplomat,” he said.
Speaking during a condolences visit to the Emir of Zazzau, Ambassador Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli, President of Northern Consensus Movement (NCM), Comrd Awwal Abdullahi Aliyu, commiserated with the Governor of Kaduna State, the entire Zazzau emirate, and his beloved family, described the death as shocking and painful.
According to him, the late Magajin Garin Zazzau was an embodiment of humility, discipline, respect, statesmanship, and exemplary leadership.
“His death leaves an indelible mark in the history of the Nigerian nation-state.
“It is with a sad note and deep sense of agony that we received the demise of this rare gem and a traditional leader and diplomat of high repute with a respectful global touch.”
The late Ambassador Mansur Nuhu Bamali, who is a younger brother to the Emir of Zazzau Ahmed Bamali, died in a private hospital in Lagos. He was 53, and his remains were interred at the Magajin Gari Cemetery in Zaria.