Barewa College is a college in Zaria, Kaduna State, northern Nigeria. Founded in 1921 by British Governor General Hugh Clifford, it was originally known as Katsina College.
It switched its name to Kaduna College in 1938 and to Government College, Zaria in 1949 before settling on Barewa College.
It is one of the largest boarding schools in Northern Nigeria and was the most-celebrated post-primary schools there up to the early 1960s. The school is known for the large number of elites from the region who attended and counts among its alumni.
PROMINENT NIGERIANS AND TRADITIONAL RULERS THAT ATTEND BAREWA COLLEGE ZARIA:-
1. HE, Sultan Ibrahim Dasuki, Sultan of Sokoto B.364
2. HE, Sultan M.S. Abubakar, mni, Sultan of Sokoto B.2612
3. HRH, Emir of Gwandu, the late Alh. Haruna Rasheed B.118
4. HRH, Emir of Bauchi, Alh. Suleiman Adamu B.844
5. HRH, Emir of Fika, Alhaji Muhammad Abali Ibn Muhammad Idrissa CON B.2484
6. HRH, Etsu Nupe, the late Alh. Umaru Sanda Ndayako B.896
7. HRH, Emir of Daura, the late Alh. Muhammadu Bashar B.531
8. HRH, Emir of Gombe, the late Alh. (Dr.) Shehu U. Abubakar B.995
9. HRH, Emir of Yauri, the late Alh. Muhammadu Tukur B.375
10. HRH, Emir of Muri, The late Alh. Umaru Abba Tukur B.743
11. HRH, Mai Bade, the late Alh. Maina Umaru Suleiman B.346
12. HRH, Emir of Yauri, Dr. Zayyanu Abdullahi B.1462
13. HRH, Shehu Dikwa, the late Yarema B.356 14. HRH, Etsu Lapai, the late Alh. Muhammadu Kobo B.109
15. HRH, Aku Uka of Wukari, the late Adi Byewi B.299
16. HRH, Emir of Gwanara, Alhaji Sabi Idris B.1760
17. HRH, Emir of Patigi, the late Alhaji Idris Gana B. 784
18. HRH, Emir of Wase, the late Dr. Haruna Abdullahi B. 2039
19. HRH, Etsu Nupe, the late Alh. Usman Sarki B.419
20.HRH, Sarkin Lere, the late Alhaji Umaru Muhammad B.870
21. HRH, Lamido Adamawa, Dr. Muhammadu Barkindo Aliyu Mustafa B. 1811
22. HRH, Sarkin Lere, Brig.Gen. Abubakar Garba Mohammed, (Rtd) B.1293
23. HRH, Emir of Gummi, Alhaji Lawal Hassan Gummi B.178.
FEDERAL MINISTERS THAT ATTEND BAREWA COLLEGE ZARIA
1. Alhaji Musa Yar adua Fed. Ministry of Lagos Affairs
2. Alhaji Abdurrahman Okene Minister of Internal Affairs
3. Mallam Yahaya Gusau Minister of Economic Development, Agriculture and Natural Resources
4. Alhaji Nuhu Bamalli Minister of External Affairs B.213
5. Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Wada Minister of Works and Survey Minister of Defence
6. Alhaji Zanna Bukar Dipcharima Minister for Commerce and Industry
7. Alhaji Aminu Kano Minister of Communications. Minister of Health.
8. Alhaji Ndagi Mahmud B.392 1979 Minister of Water Resource
9. Alhaji Shehu A. Shagari B.394 Economic Development; 1959-1960 Pensions and Establishment; 1960-1962 Internal Affairs 1962-1965 Works 1965-1966 Economic Development, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction 1970-1972 Finance 1972-1979 10. Alhaji Bukar Shu aibu Minister of Agriculture and Water Resources
11. Alhaji Yusuf Maitama Sule Minister of Mines and Power
12. Alhaji Waziri Ibrahim Minister of Economic Development. Minister of Health.
13. Alhaji Ahmed Musa Minister of Housing 14. Alhaji Garba Ja Abdulkadir Minister of Agriculture, Water Resources and Rural Development.
15. Alhaji Abubakar Umar Minister of Works. Minister of Labour and Productivity.
16. General Hassan Usman Katsina Minister of Establishment.
17. Professor Iya Abubakar Minister of Defence.
18. Alhaji Balarabe Ismail Minister of Aviation 19. Alhaji Kaloma Ali Minister of Solid Minerals 20. Dr. Umaru Dikko Minister of Transport
21. Alhaji Amadu Ali Minister of Education
22. Alhaji Maccido Dalhat Minister of State, Local Governments
23. Alh. Adamu Ciroma Minister of Finance. Minister of Agriculture.
24. Dr. Rilwanu Lukman Minister of Mines, Power and Steel Resource; Minister of Petroleum (2 different times) Minister of Foreign Affairs
25. Prof. Jibril Aminu Minister of Education; Minister of Petroleum;
26. Gen. Murtala R. Mohammed Minister of Communications
27. Gen. Mamman Shuwa Minister of Works
28. Alhaji Aliyu Jibril Yelwa Minister for Water Resources
29. Alhaji Ismail Gwarzo Minister of State, External Affairs, Police Affairs
30. Alhaji Saka Sa adu Minister of State, Education
31. Senator Dr. Dalhatu Sarki Tafida Minister of Health 32. Dr. Ibrahim Tahir Minister of Communications
33. Dr. Umaru Abdulmutallab Minister of Economic Development
34. Alhaji Umaru Baba Minister of State, Defence; Minister of State,Petroleum Resources
35. Alhaji Yerima Abdullahi Minister of Education
36. AVM Moukhtar Mohammed Minister of Housing; Urban Development and Environment 37. Alhaji Mohammed Abba Gana Minister of F.C.T
38. Maj. Gen. Ibrahim Dahiru Gumel Minister of State, Transport
39. Alhaji Abu Gidado Minister of State, Finance
40. Alhaji Sule Lamido Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Commerce.
41. Alhaji Hamza Abubakar Sakwa Minister of Water Resources
42. Mr. Cornelius Olatunji Adebayo Minister of Communications
43. Alhaji Muhammad Arzika Tanbuwal Minister of Communications
44. Dr. Bello Haliru Mohammed Minister of Communications; Minister of Defence
45. Dr. Alhassan Bako Zaku Minister of Science and Technology
46. Dr. Nuhu Somo Wya Minister of State, Power and Steel
47. Dr. Abdu Bulama Minister of Science and Technology
48. Mallam Nasir Ahmad el-rufa i Minister, F.C.T and Kaduna state Governor.
49. Alhaji Kabir Tanimu Turaki, SAN Minister of Special Duties
50 General Abdulraman B. Danbazau, Minister of Home affairs
51 Alhaji Muhammad Abubakar Minister of FCT.
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