It is amazing to know that there is a school in northern Nigeria that has produced quite a lot of top politicians in the country. Going through the list, it almost seems like the school only specialises in churning out presidents, governors, ministers, army generals etc.
The secondary school in question is – Barewa College, Zaria, Kaduna State.
The school was founded in 1921 by British governor-general, Hugh Clifford and was formerly called Katsina College. The name was changed to Kaduna College in 1938 and then Government College, Zaria in 1949 before its current name Barewa College.
The school has produced about 5 presidents, 20 governors, ministers and more. Here are the list of former Nigerian presidents, ministers, governors who attended the prestigious college:
– Alh. Abubakar Tafawa-Balewa, Prime Minister of Nigeria from 1960 to 1961
– Alh. Ahmadu Bello, Premier of Northern Nigeria from 1954 to 1966
– Gen. Murtala Mohammed, Military President from 1975 to 1976
– Gen. Yakubu Gowon(retd.), Military President from 1966 to 1975
– Alh. Shehu Shagari, President of Nigeria from 1979 to 1983
– Alh. Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, President of Nigeria from 2007 to 2010
– Mallam Adamu Ciroma , 3-time Minister (Industries; Agriculture; and Finance)
– Prof. Jubril Aminu – 2-time Minister (Education; Petroleum and Mineral Resources)
– Alh. Umaru Dikko – Minister of Transportation
– Alh. Ibrahim Mahmud Alfa, Ex-Governor of Kaduna State
– Mallam Nasir el-Rufai, Governor of Kaduna State
– Dr. Orji Uzor-Kalu, Ex-Governor of Abia State
– Alhaji Mohammed Bello – (current) Minister of FCT
– Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazzau (retd.) – (current) Minister of Interior
– Air Commodore Ibrahim Alkali (retd.) – Ex-Military Governor of Kwara State
– Prof. Bolaji Akinyemi – Ex-Minister of Education
– Hon. Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi – Former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN)
– Hon. Justice Uwais – Former Chief Justice of Nigeria
– Hon. Justice Mohammed Bello, Former Chief Justice of Nigeria
So here is the thing, you want your child to rule Nigeria someday, Barewa College in Zaria is the school to attend!
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