Abook on the history of Kano villages, written by a former executive member of the Association of Nigeria Authors (ANA), Bello Sagir, will be presented to the public on Saturday, September 25.
The book, ‘Garuruwan Karamar Hukumar Nassarawa (1430-2021)’ covers the history of 11 villages under Nassarawa Local Government Area of Kano State.
Key personalities and academics across the state will grace the event, which will hold at Mambayya House, Gwammaja, Kano.
Written in Hausa language, “Garuruwan Karamar Hukumar Nassarawa (1430-2021)” traces the history of the 11 villages from the earliest settlement till date, covering six centuries.
A statement by the chairman, launching committee, Malam Rabiu Shamma, noted that the book also covers historic sites in each of the villages and how Quranic, Islamiyya and Western schools were set up in the villages.
“The research was done under the guidance of Murtala Mustapha of Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano and was equally edited by him. Emeritus Professor Abdulkadir Dangambo of Bayero University, Kano, edited the Hausa orthography,” Shamma stated.
A former governor of Kano State, Senator Malam Ibrahim Shekarau (Sardaunan Kano) will be the guest speaker at the event.
Among dignitaries expected at the public presentation is the governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, as the special guest of honour while his deputy, Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, will serve as the chairman of the occasion.
Others are the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, the Royal Father of the Day; the District Head of Nassarawa District, Alhaji Aminu Babba Danagundi and the chairman of Nassarawa Local Government, Auwal Lawal Shuaibu Aranposuts.