At the age of 42, Alhaji Mansur Nuhu Bamalli, the Nigerian Ambassador to Morocco, has passed away at the age of 42.
According to a statement from the Media and Publicity officer of the Zazzau emirate council, Bamalli died while in transit to Morocco at a private hospital in Lagos.
The statement mentions that details of the funeral prayers will be announced at a later time.
He is survived by his wife and two children. Bamalli, who was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari in the previous year, also held the titles of Magajin Garin Zazzau and was the biological younger brother of the Emir of Zazzau in Kaduna.
In a letter dated October 7, the former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, expressed that Bamalli’s appointment was in recognition of his many years of dedicated service in the Nigerian Foreign Service.
Before his appointment he was a deputy director at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Foreign Affairs Ministry had 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.