abubakar imam memoirs
By Abubakar imam

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Reading through the book you will come to the conclusion that Dr. Abubakar Imam came from a family which could be termed aristocrat, learned and adventurous. The family was certainly adventurous judging from the number of places they moved to and settled during periods when travelling was difficult and dangerous. From a town in Dikwa Emirate of former Borno Empire, Mallam Muhammadu Gajibo the great grand father of Imam moved the entire family to far away Bida and settled there. Again during the Jihad period of Shehu Usman Dan Fodio and under the leadership of the same Mallam Muhammadu Gajibo the family travelled to Sokoto and settled there. Years later under the leadership of Shehu Usman, the father of Imam, the family travelled through Kano and Katsina to Kagara in the present Niger State. But after the occupation of the area by the British, Mallam Shehu Usman, then Head of the family migrated the whole family to Malumfashi in Katsina Emirate. The family under Mallam Shehu Usman later returned and lived in Kagara, but Imam though born in Kagara was brought up in Katsina by his elder brother Muhammadu Bello. Later in life Imam came to work in Zaria and settled down eventually in Tudun Wada, where he died. Malam Abubakar Imam was a remarkable person. He was a friend to all and an enemy to none. He was in reality a friend to those in power, to the rich and to the poor. While in his house he would dine together with the very poor, at the same time he suffered no inferiority complex when' he mixed with the rich and those in authority. Infact one could say that Imam held the master key to the doors of all the influencial people within what used to be Northern Nigeria. Imam had spent a great part of his leisure time teaching and demonstrating to others how to lead a decent and honest life. He was all the time emphasising that people should endeavour to earn their living by their own labour, and that their earnings should be spent wisely. He achieved great success in this campaign, for he left behind many disciples. The Editor General of "Abubakar Imam Memoirs" is no doubt one of his worthy disciples. May his soul rest in peace, Amin. Noticed an error in this book? Send a mail to to report it

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