Speaker Abbas mourns Deputy Ambassador to Morocco, Mansur Bamalli
…as Speaker, Gov. Sani, thousands attend late Ambassador’s funeral in Zaria
The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rt. Hon. Abbas Tajudeen, Ph.D has expressed grief over the death of the Nigerian Deputy Ambassador to Morocco, Amb. Mansur Nuhu Bamalli.
The late Amb. Mansur Nuhu Bamalli, who held the traditional title of the Magajin Garin Zazzau, passed away on Friday morning after a brief illness. He was the younger brother to the Emir of Zazzau, His Royal Highness Amb. Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli as well as a cousin to the Speaker.
In a statement of condolence by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Musa Abdullahi Krishi, the Speaker said he was “deeply saddened” by the news of the demise of the late Magajin Garin Zazzau.
Speaker Abbas, who holds the traditional title of Iyan Zazzau, led some members of the House to attend the funeral prayers held at the Emir’s Palace in Zaria by 6.pm on Friday.
The funeral prayers, attended by hundreds of people, were led by the Chief Imam of Zaria, Malam Dalhat Qasim.
Governor Uba Sani of Kaduna State, former governor Malam Nasir Ahmed El-rufai, the Speaker of the Kaduna State House of Assembly, Hon. Yusuf Liman Dahiru, the Minister of Environment, Alhaji Balarabe Abbas Lawal, and several others, were among the dignitaries that attended the funeral prayers.
The Emir of Kano Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero led other traditional rulers to the funeral prayers.
Speaker Abbas sent condolences to the Emir of Zazzau, His Royal Highness Amb. Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli, the Zazzau Emirate Council, the people and Government of Kaduna State over the irreparable loss.
“Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Illaihir Raji’un. I received with sadness, the death of my brother, the Magajin Garin Zazzau, Ambassador Mansur Nuhu Bamalli, who died in the morning of Friday, October 20, 2023 after a brief illness.
“The late Magajin Garin Zazzau was more than a brother to me. Apart from the fact that we came from the same lineage, we shared a lot in common. He was a humble and kind human being to a fault.
“Even as the Deputy Ambassador of Nigeria to Morocco, he remained unassuming. He served his country diligently to the best of his ability. We will definitely miss Magajin Garin Zazzau.
“I am heartbroken that Ambassador Mansur left us at a time that 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 (SWT) will grant the late Magajin Garin Zazzau a peaceful resting place in Jannatul Firdaus,” the Speaker said.
The remains of the late Ambassador Mansur Nuhu Bamalli were interred at the Magajin Gari Cemetry in Zaria.