Alhaji Sir Ahmadu Bello (1909-1966)
SIR Ahmadu Bello, the late Sardauna of Sokoto and Nigerian political leader, was born on 12th June, 1909 in Rabbah, Sokoto State. His father Ibrahim, the Chief of Rabbah was a grandson of Usman Dan Fodio, the founder of the Sokoto Caliphate. Sir Ahmadu Bello trained and worked as a teacher, and later became the district head of Rabbah and Secretary of the Sokoto Native Authority.
In 1949, Sir Ahmadu Bello co-founded the Northern People's Congress, and was successively regional Minister of Works, of Local Government, and of Community Development. In 1954, he became the first Premier of Northern Nigeria, a position he held until 1966. His greatest legacy was the modernization and unification of the diverse people of Northern Nigeria. He was killed in the January, 1966 military coup.
Alhaji Sir Ahmadu Bello's portrait appears on the N200 Note
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