Hassan, Suleja

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M. Hassan was a Nigerian author, scholar and politician who co-authored the book, 'A Chronicle of Abuja'. He held the tile of Sarkin Ruwa, Abuja and was a member of the Nigerian House of Representatives during the independence period. The Book, A Chronicle of Abuja, ventured into the historical and cultural timeline and customs of the people of Abuja now known as Suleja. (1) Prior to publishing the book, he an contributed to an introductory Hausa reader.

Hassan was born into a Suleja royal family, he is a brother to Sulaimanu Barau and his father, Muhammadu Gari was an Emir at Suleja. He attended the Higher College in Katsina and afterwards started a career in teaching. He taught at a middle school in Bida and was later a lecturer of Hausa language at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.


  • (1)C. K. Meek. Reviewed Work(s): A Chronicle of Abuja by Malam Hassan; Malam Shuaibu, Africa: Journal of the International African Institute > Vol. 23, No. 3 (Jul., 1953)