Prof. I. M. Umar

The Museum is one of the academic units of Arewa House. It is made up of a big central hall and twelve satellite galleries, designed to project the life and times of the late Sir Ahmadu Bello, his associates and the history and culture of the north generally. To sustain visitors’ interest in the Museum, periodic exhibitions were supposed to be mounted

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To serve as a Research based reference point for the preservation and generation of new knowledge that would be the catalyst for social, political, economic and transformation of Northern Nigeria in particular and the Nigerian nation in general.


Arewa House shall be a centre of excellence in Historical Documentation and Research for the promotion of unity and greatness in Nigeria, embodied in the achievements and aspirations of late Sir, Ahmadu Bello.


As an academic institution, the goal of Arewa House is to provide institutional continuity and sustainable documentation - on Northern Nigeria. It is primarily concerned with procuring, preserving, analyzing and discussing issues of national and international interest, particularly as they affect the development of Northern Nigeria.

Alh. Sir. Ahmadu Bello Sardauna


    Born, 1910 in Rabah, Sokoto Province, a member of Sokoto’s Royal family, He is the great-great-grand son of Usman Dan Fodio, founder of the Sokoto Caliphate. Went to Katsina Training College (1926-31) Native Administration (local government) and was district Head of Rabah (1934-38) In 1949, He entered the Northern Region’s House of Assembly In 1951, after the constitution came in to effect, Sardauna became Minister of Works, Northern Region In 1953 he became minister of Local Government and community Development In April 1954, Sardauna was elected President General of the Northern People’s Congress (NPC) party and as such, became the premier of the Northern Region later that year.

Arewa House the Centre for Historical
Documentation and Research

Ahmadu Bello University Zaria