Legends from Nigeria’s rich cultural legacy have affected the nation’s expansion and development.
Many people have worked very hard to guarantee that Nigeria assumes her rightful place on the continent.
The following list includes 5 historical figures who made a significant impact on this nation:
She passed away on August 19, 2014. She was a lead consulting doctor who was born on October 27, 1956. By isolating Patrick Sawyerr, the first Ebola patient in Nigeria in 2014, Adadevoh prevented what may have otherwise been a disastrous turn of events.
Michael Imoudu passed away on June 22, 2005, and he was born on September 7, 1902. In 1939, he served as the country’s first labor leader and led strike actions to improve working conditions for Nigerians.
He gained notoriety for his efforts to improve the welfare of railroad workers under colonial administration. He was so committed to unionism that he used half of his pay to support the union’s initiatives.
The Nigerian national song, “Arise, O compatriots,” was written by Benedict Odiase, who was born on August 25, 1934. It was later accepted in 1978.
He spent 38 years as a police officer in Nigeria and served as the Midwest State Police Band’s and Nigerian Police Band’s musical director. On June 11, 2013, he perished.
Nana Asma’u, a princess and the daughter of Usman dan Fodio, the Sokoto Caliphate’s founder, was born in 1793. She was a poet who also worked as a teacher and a writer. A supporter of Muslim women’s education, Nana.
She taught a wide network of females. Her goal was to significantly emphasize women’s rights within the framework of Sunnah and Islamic law. She was also committed to developing female leaders in the neighborhood.
Nana was a renowned poet and philosopher whose works were widely read in the then-dominantly Muslim sub-Saharan African region. She was frequently referred to be the pioneer of gender equality.
Hajiya Gambo Sawaba
On February 15, 1933, Hajia Gambo Sawaba was born. She passed away in October 2001. She was a politician and philanthropist who advocated for women’s rights and gender equality. As a result of her “fights,” she was imprisoned 16 times, earning the distinction of “most jailed Nigerian female politician.”
She entered politics at the incredibly early age of 17.
Sawaba was chosen to lead the Northern Element Progressive Union’s national women’s wing and named as the party’s deputy chairperson, the Great Nigeria People’s Party.
It’s interesting to note that her political mentor, Malam Aminu Kano, gave her the name “Sawaba,” which signifies redemption or freedom. This happened shortly after she was elected president-general of the NEPU’s women’s section.