My Father Died When I Was 6yrys, I Taught IBB, Emir Of Zuru, Justice Kutigi- Alhaji Iliyasu

Alhaji Iliyasu Tauheed was a former teacher with the Government College, Bida. He recalls with nostalgia in this interview with Daily Trust Saturday, some of his students including former Military President General Ibrahim Babangida and how one of his students later became his principal. Excerpt:

How was your growing up like?

Well, I have the problem of memory now. I don’t think I can recall most of the things. My name is Alhaji Iliyasu Tauheed. I was born in a village called Kasanagi, Katcha Local Government of Niger State. My father died when I was six years old. 

I was the only child of my father, though my mother had a daughter when she remarried. My mother died around 1978. I grew up under the care of Etsu Muhammadu Ndayako. He was the one who enrolled me in school. I started my education in 1938. I was enrolled in school by Etsu Muhammadu Ndayako popularly known as Etsu Baba Kudu. He was like a guardian to me. He married my aunt.

Acquiring western education was like a coincidence because I was enrolled in a Qur’anic school before Etsu Baba Kudu picked me and enrolled me in a western education school. That time, western education did not.... Advance Reading For More Details......W

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