Zaria… The Greatest City
ZARIA WITH PRIDE
A student asked his teacher what is Zaria?
Zaria is an ancient city in Kaduna State, Northern Nigeria. It is also one of the legendary 7 Hausa States.
The teacher answered…
Zaria is the centre of learning
Zaria is the centre of education
Zaria is the home to every Nigerian
Zaria is a garrison City
Zaria is the home of Queen Amina, the most powerful woman in the history of black Africa!
Zaria is the home to Ahmadu Bello University the largest and the best University in West Africa, South of the Sahara.
Zaria is the home to Barewa college the school that produced 5 presidents, 12 governors, Tens of ministers etc.
Zaria is the home to Alhuhuda College,
the oldest secondary school in Northern Nigeria.
Zaria Is where Kanawa come to get knowledge both western and islamic.
Zaria is where the oldest church in Northern Nigeria is located.
Zaria (Nigerian Army Depot) is where Nigerian Army started.
The first Medical Doctor in the North (Dr Russel Barau Dikko) and the first Pharmacist (Malam Adamu Dikko Bakin Bature) are from Zaria.
Zaria is where each and every Bakano wants to live, to study or pass through before they reach Abuja.
Zaria is part and parcel of Zazzau. Zaria is the main headquarters of Zazzau.
Zaria is where the famous Shagalinku Restaurant started.
The first Newspaper in Northern Nigeria (Gaskiya Tafi Kwabo) originated from Zaria before it was moved to Kaduna.
Zaria is the home to the only Standard College of Aviation in West Africa.
Zaria is home to the only Institute of Transport Technology (NITT) in West Africa.
Zaria although not a State Capital, is the 10th most populous city in Nigeria.
The famous Woman Activist Hajiya Gambo Sawaba is from Zaria.
Th present day Suleja (formerly known as Abuja) was established by a ruler of Zazzau (Sarki Makau) who migrated during the Danfodio Jihad in 1804.
Zaria is the mirror of the North and image to Nigeria, you can’t be a scholar both Islamic or Western without coming to Zaria.
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