Niger State on Culture and Tourism


Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State calls on Nigerians to maintain, preserve and promote their culture so as to enable them trace their backgrounds. 

He stated this when he visited the Emir of Zazzau, Alh. Ahmad Nuhu Bamali at his palace in zaria. 

The governor said he has learnt a lot after viewing the historical sites in the palace, stressing that history should be given priority in schools in order to educate the younger generation on their cultures and traditions.

The historical sites visited by Governor Sani Bello include the first palace of the emir, women wing, clinic, stable, the old city palace and fence built by the 16th Emir, chamber of late wives of the late emirs and old personal accomodation occupied by three previous emirs; Mallam Yakubu Jafaru the 16th emir, the 17th emir late Muhammadu Aminu and Alh. Shehu Idris, the 18th emir.  

Some structures in the palace of the ancient city are believed to be over 600 years. 

The present emir is from the mallawa dynasty and is also the grand son of the first fulani emir of zazzau who was the flag bearer in 1804,  Mallam Musa Bamali, the founder of mallawa dynasty 



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