18TH EMIR OF GWANDU, PRESIDENT NORTHERN HOUSE OF CHIEFS CHANCELLOR, UNIVERSITY OF CALABAR Born into the royalty in 1913 in Gwandu townof Gwandu Emirateof the present Kebbi State, he attended Bimin Kebbi Elementary School, Sokoto Middle School and the famous Katsina College. After the successful completion of his education, HisHighness, taughtatKatsina Elementary Training Centre and the Sokoto Middle School. He vacated teachingprofession in which he was between 1937 -43 to enter the adminstrativefield He was appointed Treasurer of GusauNA which served thefourteen districtsof Eastern Sokoto and later transferred to Gwandu Emirate in the same position. He was appointed the Distria Head of Kalgo by Sir Yahaya who was the 17* Emir of Gwandu. He later succeeded EmirYahayawho died in 1953 as the 18* Emir of Gwadu in January 1954. Two years after he was turbanned as Emir of Gwandu, he was elected by his colleagues in the Northern Houseof Chiefs asDeputy Presidentof the House. He rose to the position of the Presidentof the House in 1958 until its abrogation on 1? January 1966, in what was thefirst military coup in the country. He was Acting Governor ofNorthern Nigeria in 1965. He was alsoa memberof the defunctNorthem Peoples Congress. His Highness became the Chairman of Sokoto State Advisory Board on Community Development in 1975 and was also Chairman, Board of Governors, Sokoto Collegeof Education. He also served his fatherland in the enviable position of the Chancellor of University of Calabar. For his meritorious service to his country, he was awarded a national honour of Commander of the Federal Republic (CFR) andforeign honours Commander of the British Empire and Companion Order of St. Michael and St. George. Alhafi Haruna AbdulRasheed was awarded honorary LLD by the Universityof Calabarin 1980. He diedinAugust, 1995
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