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.


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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