Nigeria has had its fair share of leaders who toiled endless for the greatness of our good nation. Today, it is all about the celebration of Nigerian heroes and heroines whose contributions to Nigeria can never be forgotten. Below is 10 of Nigeria’s greatest patriots.
Alhaji Sir Ahmadu Bello:
Sir Ahmadu Bello was born on 12th June, 1910 in Rabbah Sokoto. Considered as one of the most prominent leaders in early Nigeria, he went into politics back in 1934 and in 1954 became the first premier of the Northern Nigeria region. He alongside Abubakar Tafawa Balewa took active roles in the struggle for an independent Nigeria. He is commended for his efforts to modernize and unify the different tribes of northern Nigeria. On 15th January 1966, he was assassinated in a coup that toppled Nigeria’s post-independence government.The Ahmadu Bello University is named after him and his photo adorns Nigeria’s 200 naira.