This Saturday, the Arewa House in Kaduna celebrates its 50th anniversary.
Political leaders and Kings and other stakeholders from different parts of the country are expected to attend the event.
The museum was established at the Sardauna’s House with the aim of preserving the history of Northern Nigeria and giving developers a chance to see the region as a whole.
Former Vice President of Nigeria Architect Muhammad Namadi Sambo, who will chair the event, stated that the institute has always been conducting events that will foster friendship and remembrance for the development of the north and the country as a whole.
Ensuring co-operation is one of the activities of the center and such gatherings play an important role in strengthening friendship, solidarity and Nigeria’s development, said Architect Namadi Sambo.
He said people like the late Sardauna, Ahmadu Bello had laid the foundations for today’s Nigeria. But the former vice-president said the fact that the Nigerian population was growing day by day the need for development was slow.
“One of the important ways in which Sardauna has helped is to provide free education and with the importance of education, every northerner needs to persevere in the pursuit of education.”
Architect Namadi, added that every government is only trying to serve our needs and the ever-increasing number of complaints.
A Brief History of Ahmadu Bello the Sardauna of Sokoto
Alhaji Ahmadu Bello, Sardauna of Sokoto was born on June 12, 1910 in the town of Rabbar in the Sokoto State of Northern Nigeria.
His grandfather was the Sultan of Sokoto, one of the founders of the Sokoto Caliphate, and the son of the late Shehu Usman Dan Fodiyo.
Ahmadu Bello started his schooling in Sokoto, then moved on to the Katsina Teachers Training College.
He was later appointed by the Sultan as a teacher at Sokoto Middle School.
He was appointed Sardauna of Sokoto in 1938 after failing in his bid to become Sultan.
He also traveled to the United Kingdom to study administration in 1948.
He also became involved in politics after returning from school, where he was elected a member of the Northern House of Assembly. He also served as Minister of Works and Development.
He was the first Prime Minister of the Northern Region from 1954 to 1966.
He then led the NPC to win several seats in the post-independence elections.
Following the election, he chose to remain Primier of the North, electing Abubakar Tafawa Balewa as Prime Minister.
He was instrumental in uniting the northern part of the country, which is home to many different ethnic groups, and in implementing national development projects.
Ahmadu Bello was assassinated on January 15, 1966, following a coup led by mostly Igbo soldiers.