The Ahmadu Bello University Zaria (Abu Zaria) is a school I admire a lot. The school doesn’t make too much noise but trust me, they have nice facilities, great students and quality lecturers. Abu Zaria is certainly one of the best Federal Universities to study in Nigeria.
Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) is a federal government university in Zaria, Kaduna State Nigeria. ABU Zaria was founded on 4 October 1962, as the University of Northern Nigeria.
We’re not going to argue the best Universities in Nigeria today. Just enjoy the following ten amazing facts about Ahmadu Bello University Zaria.
1. Abu Zaria Has Produced Many Prominent People And Nigerian Leaders
Abu Zaria has produced one of the greatest persons to ever come out of Nigeria. From president to vice presidents to governors and many more. Check out the following big people Abu Zaria has produced. If you’re not amazed, I will be surprised.
- Mohammed Bello Adoke, former Minister of Justice & Attorney General of the Federation
- Atiku Abubakar GCON, former vice president, Federal Republic of Nigeria
- Aisha Alhassan, former minister of women affairs
- Adamu Aliero, former governor, Kebbi State
- Solomon Arase, former IGP, Nigeria Police Force
- Mohammed Bawa, former Ekiti State governor
- Yahaya Bello, governor, Kogi state
- Franca Brown, actress.
- Maryam Ciroma, former Minister of Women Affairs
- Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, former governor, Gombe State
- Usman Saidu Nasamu Dakingari, former governor, Kebbi State
- Lawal Musa Daura, former director general, Nigerian State Security Service
- Oladipo Diya, GCON, former vice president/CGS, Federal Republic of Nigeria
- Donald Duke, former Cross River state governor
- Jerry Gana, former information minister
- Abubakar Ibn Umar Garba, Shehu of Borno
- Ibrahim Garba, current vice chancellor (ABU)
- Catherine Uju Ifejika, chairman and CEO, Brittania-U Limited
- Attahiru Jega, professor, former chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)
- Idris Legbo Kutigi, former chief justice of Nigeria
- Shehu Ladan, former group MD, NNPC
- Sanusi Lamido, former governor Central Bank of Nigeria, current Emir of Kano
- Dino Melaye, senator, Kogi West
- Mansur Mukhtar, former executive director of the World Bank
- Dahiru Musdapher, former chief justice of Nigeria
- Abdullahi Mustapha, former vice-chancellor (ABU)
- Nuhu Ribadu, former chairman, EFCC
- Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai, Governor Kaduna State
- Namadi Sambo, former vice president of Nigeria
- Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa, former governor Kaduna state
- Nenadi Usman, former finance minister
- Turai Yar’Adua, former first lady
- Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, GCFR, former president of Nigeria
- Ibrahim Zakzaky prominent Shi’ite-Islam cleric, founder Islamic Movement in Nigeria
The list of top graduates Abu Zaria has produced is endless.
2. Abu Zaria is the largest University in Nigeria
Yes, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria is the largest University in Nigeria
3. ABU is the Most Resource Based University in Nigeria
You may not need to buy textbooks(depending on the course) before you graduate, because you are entitled to borrow 5 or more books renewable periodically from the University Library, apart from the books from Faculty Library and Departmental Library
4. Abu is the cleanest and most environmental friendly University in Nigeria
5. Abu has the best University Structures in Nigeria
6. Abu is the safest Campus in Nigeria and the Cost of Living is very low
7. ABU Zaria Organizes National A-Level Exams for Other Universities -IJMB
8. ABU has the highest number of Foreign Students in Nigerian
9. Abu Zaria is the Cheapest University
Generally, Abu Zaria is the cheapest University to attend in Nigeria. You may want to check out other cheap Federal Universities in Nigeria here.
10. Abu Zaria Is The Highest funded University in Nigeria
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