The Emir of Bauchi Alhaji Rilwanu Suleiman Adamu has appointed one of the kingmakers Alhaji Lawal Muhammad Kirfi as the new Wambai of Bauchi, and District Head of Kirfi.
The appointment follows the death of his father, Alhaji Muhammadu Ladan, who passed away after a long illness.
The title of Wambai is the fourth in hierarchy among the kingmakers in Bauchi Emirate, the first three being Galadima, Madaki, and Sarkin Yaki, then Wambai, Ajiya and Imam.
Wambai is a council member of the emirate, and he is one of the electors of the emir
Traditionally, also, he is the one who passes the slaughtering knife to the emir when ever a new one is appointed, and he too will collect the knife from the Emir after he is appointed as new Wambai.
The new Wambai Lawal is the 14th Wambai of Bauchi.
After the appointment of Wambai, the Emir of Bauchi personally accompanied him to Kirfi, where he called on the people to support him for the development of the region.
Emir Rilwanu urged the Sabon Wambai and others who are close to royalty to be patient with the responsibility of the leadership of the community that God has assigned to them to show courage and justice and to be courageous in order to ensure peace and stability in their areas.
He also called on new Wambai to be honest and accept advice from the people of his area in order to achieve success.
He thanked the Governor of Bauchi State, Senator Bala Muhammed Abdulqadir, for his support and respect for the traditional rulers and for the development activities that his government is doing in the State.
The Chairman of the Kirfi local Government Area, Garba Musa, thanked the emir for his love and affection to his subjects and for the good leadership he has set for the people.
He then assured that the local government will give the new Wambai and other traditional rulers in the area all the support they need to succeed.
The New Wambal Lawal Muhammad promised to work hard for the development of the area, and assured that he wiould cooperate with the other kingmakers, council members and traditional rulers to ensure the success of their work.
The New Wambai was born in Kirfi town on 31/1/1963, 59 years ago and studied the Qur’an in front of the Imam of Kirfi, attended primary school in Kirfi from 1971-1977, secondary school in Azare 1977-1983, he went to Staff Training College Azare.
He worked in the Government House of Bauchi State before he went to Kaduna State Polytechnic where he obtained a Diploma in Business, he did many jobs from junior Accountant to Senior Manager, he worked in Keystone Bank (formerly known as Bank PHB).