Alhaji Mansur Nuhu Bamalli
Alhaji Mansur Nuhu Bamalli, the Ambassador of Nigeria to Morocco, has passed on.
Bamalli is also the Magajin Garin Zazzau and biological younger brother to the Emir of Zazzau.
The Media and Publicity officer of the Zazzau emirate council in a statement released on Friday said Mansur Nuhu Bamalli died at a private Hospital in Lagos while in transit to Morocco.
The statement added that “funeral prayers will be announced later.”
Bamalli, who was appointed a year ago by ex-President, Muhammadu Buhari, is survived by a wife and two children.
Buhari, in a letter dated October 7 and signed by the then Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, had said the appointment was in recognition of the decades of your meritorious service to our fatherland in the Nigerian Foreign Service.
The letter read, “You shall be invited in due course for the ceremony of investiture. Please, accept my warm felicitations and those of the Honourable Minister of State, the Permanent Secretary and the entire staff of the Ministry.”
Before his appointment, he was a deputy director at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Recall that the Foreign Affairs Ministry under the administration of President Bola Tinubu issued a notice for the recall of Nigeria’s ambassadors, both career and non-career envoys across 300 foreign missions worldwide, but the diplomats are yet to return to the country owing to logistics, including Authority to incur Expenditures (AIEs) for passages.
AIEs are the details of the entitlement of each envoy in terms of their passages and other travel arrangements to return to Nigeria.