El-Rufai, who spent hours in a meeting with Zazzau council of chiefs on Tuesday and have chosen Ambassador Ahmed Bamalli as the 19th Fulani emir for the emirate.
The seat was left vacant since the death of Alhaji Shehu Idris, the 18th Fulani Emir.
Idris died on Sunday, 20th September 2020, at the age of 84.
It is confirmed that the late Emir had some health challenges on Friday, and he was taken to hospital where he died.
A document circulating on social media confirms the new appointment, stating that announcement will be made on the coronation of the new Emir.