YAHAYA Mallam Ilorin, MHA

MADAWAKIN ILORIN, MINISTER OF HEALTH ShagariOctober 1st, 1981 He was born in 1907 in Ilorin of the present Kwara State, he started education first in Quranic School memorising the Quran in no time. He received his elementary education at Ilorin Primary School in 1917 and went to Katsina College from where he passed out in 1928. He started first as Teacher in Katsina College teaching Mathematics, Geography and History from 1928 -1930. He was Headmaster of the Ilorin Middle School from 1934 until he was appointed Education Officer in 1949. In 1947 he went to the Northern House of Assembly under the NPC. He was awarded with the Coronation Madel in 1937 and visited Britain twice, in 1946 and 1948 respectively. Before his appointment as Minister for Health in 1952 he was an Education Officer with Tlorin Native Authority. His responsibilities as Minister included Public Health and all matters connected therewith, including hospitals and dispensaries. He was made theMadawakin Ilorin in 1955 and returned there to participate more in the local politics till 1959 when he again fully returned to regional politics through the NPC From 1960 to 1966 he was on the Board of the Nigerian Railway Corporation before the military terminated their government in a senseless coup that swept away people like the Sardauna of Sokoto nd Premier of Northern Nigeria, Sir Abubakar Tafawa BalewaNigeria's Prime Minister and top brass Military Officer, Brigadier Zakari Mai-malari and others. He died in march 199
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