Vice-President Namadi Sambo, Former Minister of Defense, General T-Y Danjuma and other Northern leaders are expected to grace the official launch of a book written in honour late Sir Ahmadu Bello, Premier of Northern Nigeria, in Kaduna.
The book, which was written in Hausa language, with the title: “Babbar-Runfa” took the author, Alhaji Salihu Abdullahi Jarman-Komo, about 12 years to complete it.
According to the author, who spoke to newsmen, the lifestyle of the late Premier, which he believes was worthy of emulation, was the reason he wrote the book.
He said the late Premier was a very important personality that Nigeria, as a country, will never forget his contribution towards its development, particularly northern Nigeria.
“Sardauna was not tribalistic; he didn’t discriminate against people, no matter their tribe or religion. He respected people’s faith, so I believe these are things that we lack today in the society, which we have to amend, in order to have a united Nigeria and Northern Nigeria in particular.
“We are going to officially launch the book at the Trade fair Complex, Kaduna on November 13, with the Vice-President as guest of honour. Chief Launcher is General T.Y Danjuma, Dan Masanin Kano, Alhaji Maitama Sule are also expected to attend, while the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar will serve as Royal Father of the day, including northern governors, northern lawmakers and senators are all expected at the event”, he said.
Jarman-Komo, further added that there were other books written on Sir Ahmadu Bello Sardauna, mostly in English language, but he said he felt the need to take these long years to conduct research about the man, Sir Ahmadu Bello, and to come out with information about Sardauna’s lifestyle in Hausa language that were not captured by the books, because “majority of ordinary northerners don’t understand English, so they prefer to read some books in their mother tongue”.