Malam Ja'afaru

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Malam Ja'afaru was a titled traditional Nigerian ruler who was emir of Zaria between 1937 and 1959. In 1942, he was a member of a committee to decide on the question of admission of Africans to many other posts in the administrative service. From 1952-1956, he served as a regional minister without portfolio.

Ja'afaru was a noted Islamic scholar and was district head of Kataf before becoming emir.