The Sir Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation was founded by the Governors of the 19 northern states of Nigeria in cooperation with the associates, friends, admirers and well-wishers of the late Sir Ahmadu Bello, KBE, the Sardauna of Sokoto and Premier of the former northern region. The Foundation was established to foster the legacy of leadership and good governance bequeathed by Sir Ahmadu Bello for the human and economic development of northern Nigeria.

The Foundation

The Sir Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation is conceived to be an intervention agency that will conceptualise and execute programmes directly, partnering with other non-profit organisations or collaborating with special interests that share the same or similar objectives with it in realizing their set goals and objectives which should be within the general framework for economic and human development.

Veledictory Speech by the MD/CEO

Please join me in giving praise to Almighty Allah SWT and appreciating Him for seeing me through successfully to the end of my tenure after nine years (two terms plus one year) as the MD/CEO of the Sir Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation, today December 31st, 2019. My sincere appreciation to you and sundry for the support in making my assignments as easy and successful as possible. May Allah SWT continue to bless us to serve humanity creditably.

Best regards, Dr. Shettima Aji Ali.

Veledictory Speech by The MD/CEO

You are invited to the 6th Annual Sir Ahmadu Bello Memorial Lecture under its Leadership and Good Governance programme. Also, an Honours Awards for excellence to some eminent Nigerians.

Date: 20th January 2020

Venue: Sir Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation, No 21 Race Course Road, Kaduna.

Time: 9:00am – 2:00pm (Lecture)

Time: 7:30pm – 10:00pm(Honours Awards)


To conduct studies and research on how the legacies of the late Sir Ahmadu Bello can be inculcated in the present youth and for generations yet unborn.

To raise money for the purpose of pursuing the aims and objectives of the Foundation.


Through evidence-based research to promote programmes that shall improve the competitiveness of Northern Nigeria and thereby positively affect its development and contribute to national development


To be the foremost catalyst for the Unity, Peace, Security and Socio-economic Development of Northern Nigeria in the Context of one Nation

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