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 is a hybrid grant making, grant receiving, not-for-profit and non-governmental organisation, registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission. Its office is located in Kaduna, former capital of the northern region and currently capital of Kaduna State, in the north central geopolitical zone of Nigeria.
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.