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Some important Nigerians that graduated from ABU, Zaria

Ahmadu Bello University is a federal government own University located in the city of Zaria, Kaduna state. The University was founded in 1962. ABU is one of the best University in Nigeria and the school has graduated many personalities that include the following: Mr. Boss Mustapha,Bola Shagaya,Ayo Salami,Adamu Adamu,Bilkisu Yusuf,Prof.Ganiyu Ambali, Chief Audu Ogbe,Prof.Ayodele Awojobi, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar,Prof.Attahiru Jega etc.But I will be writing on just five personalities.

Justice Ayo Salami (Jurist)

Justice Ayo Salami was born on October 15th,1943 in Ganma, close to Ilorin in the present Kwara state.He obtained his West Africa school certificate at Provincial secondary School,Kano in 1963.Ayo Salami studied law in Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and graduated in 1967.

Justice Ayo Salami began his career as a collector of customs and Excise Grade 2 in 1971.Justice Ayo Salami was the former acting Solicitor-General and Permanent Secretary of both ministry of Justice Kaduna state and Kwara state.

Ayo Salami was appointed president of the Nigerian Courts of Appeal in 2009.Justice Salami retired from the judiciary on October 15,2013. He is currently the chairman of presidential panel that is investigating the former former EFCC acting chairman, Mr.Ibrahim Magu.


Malam Adamu Adamu (politician)


Adamu Adamu was born on 25th May,1956 in Azare. He studied Accountancy and received a bachelor degree from the Almadu Bello University, Zaria.As a polyglot, Adamu Adamu can speak more than five languages fluently.

Adamu Adamu was a former Deputy Editor the 'New Nigerian' news paper.Malam Adamu Adamu once served as a Personal Assistant to Solomon Lar, the former Governor of Plateau state and first chairman of the Peoples Democratic party.Adamu was the secretary of Buhari's presidential transition committee before he was appointed as the Honourable minister of Education in 2015, a position which he is still occupying.

Professor Abdul Ganiyu Ambali(Administrator)

Ganiyu Ambali was born on November 29,1957 in Ilorin, Kwara state to the family of Malam Ambali Gidado and Hajia Husseina Ambali.He had his elementary education at Pakata primary school, Ilorin and his post-primary education at McBride secondary School,Jalingo,Taraba state.Prof.Ambali studied veterinary medicine at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and graduated in 1981.

Prof. Ambali started his career as an Assistant lecturer, University of Maiduguri.He became a professor in 1995. He has served as a member of the National Universities Commission (NUC). He was a former vice-chancellor of University of Ilorin.He has won many awards both at home and abroad.

Alhaji Abubakar Atiku (Politician and Business tycoon)

Atiku Abubakar was born on November 25th,1946 in Jeda,Adamawa state.He attended Jeda primary school, Adamawa and Adamawa provincial secondary School.Atiku studied law as a Diploma course at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and graduated in 1969.

Atiku worked with the Nigerian Customs service for twenty years, raising to become the Deputy-Director.Atiku was elected the National vice-chancellor of Peoples Front of Nigeria,a political party in 1989. Atiku Abubakar was elected the vice-president during the tenure of chief Olusegun Obasanjo as the president of Nigeria.

professor Attahiru Muhammad Jega(Administrator)

Prof.Jega was born on 11th, January,1957 in Jega,Kebbi state.He attended Sabon Gari Town primary school,Jega and Government secondary School,Birnin Kebbi for his secondary education.He studied political science at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and graduated in 1979 with a second class upper Division.

Prof.Jega worked as a teaching Assistant at Bayero University, Kano.Jega was a former president of the dreaded Academic staff Union of Universities (ASUU). Professor Jega was a former vice-chancellor of Bayero University, Kano.Prof.Jega was the INEC chairman that conducted the general election of 2015 that brought president Buhari to power.Professor Attahiru Muhammad Jega has won many awards.

You can mention some other notable Nigerians that graduated at the famous ABU, Zaria at the comment box, thanks.

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