Government College Bida, Niger State was set up in 1912 and has an advantageous history of creating famous Nigerians in different fields.
However, the 1957-1962 set of the school did the incredible. It created seven Generals and a Colonel. Two of the Generals later became Heads of State, while four became Governors and the other two became minsters.
Here is a gathering photo of the set.
Photograph Credit: Amanda Kirby Okoye
No 21 General Gado Nasko,
No 23 General Sani Sami
No 9 General Ibrahim Babangida
No 10 General Garba Duba
No 13 Colonel Sani Bello
No 16 General Abdulsalam Abubakar
No 3 General Mohammed Magoro
No 6 Late General Mamman Vatsa
General Ibrahim Babangida and General Abdulsalam Abubakar end up being Heads of State of The Federal Republic of Nigeria . While Major General Gado Nasko proceeded to turn into the Governor of Sokoto State , Lieutenant General Garba Duba turned into the Governor of Bauchi State just as Administrator of Sokoto State and Colonel Sani Bello turned into the Governor of the Kano State .Brigadier Mohammed Sani Sami who is the current Emir of Zuru was the Governor of Bauchi State from January 1984 to August 1985 during the military system of Major General Muhammadu Buhari .
Major General Mohammed Magoro turned into the Minister for Internal Affairs under Major General Muhammadu Buhari military system while General Mamman Vatsa was an ex FCT Minister. He was later executed on 5 March 1986 by the public authority of his schoolmate, General Ibrahim Babangida following a military court conviction for treachery related with a fruitless overthrow.
Government College, Bida which was some time ago known as Provincial Secondary School Bida has a long history of turning out prominent characters. In the legal executive, the school has delivered previous Chief Justice of the Federation, Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi, Justice Jibrin Ndajiwo and Justice Abdullahi Mustapha. In conciliatory circles, it created late Ambassador James Tsado Kolo, Ambassador Buba Ahmed, Ambassador, Ambassador Yunusa Paiko and Ambassador Abdulraham Gara.
In legislative issues, the school has individuals like Professor Jerry Gana, Senator Awaisu Kuta , Ibrahim Tanko and Isa Mohammed Waziri. In the scholastics, there are Professors Musa Abdullahi; Mohammed Dakota; A.I Kolo and M.T. A Suleiman In the sovereignty, it has delivered the Emir of Suleja, Malam Auwal Ibrahim; Emir of Kontagora Alhaji Saidu Namaska; the Etsu Lapai, the Emir of Zuru.