The Arewa House Archives is a public trust that safeguards records vital to the government, citizens and general researchers, useful for interpretation of the past for the benefit of the present and future. Safeguarding its Arabic/Ajami Manuscript Collection and providing access to it is an integral part of this trust and one that we hope to develop and enhance.
Arabic Manuscripts Collection
Premier’s office Records
Secreteriat of Northern Province
To provide institutional continuity and sustainable documentation – on Northern Nigeria. It is primarily concerned with procuring, preserving, analyzing and discussing issues of national and international interest, particularly as they affect the development of Northern Nigeria.
Arewa House is the centre for historical documentation and research of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria. Arewa House is located at No.1 Rabah Road, in the Residence of the late Premier of Northern Nigeria, Sir Ahmadu Bello Sokoto, Sardauna of Sokoto. The centre is concerned, not only with research and documentation of the history and culture of the people, but also with contemporary studies on Policy, Peace and Leadership.
The aim of the House therefore is to serve as a center for documentation and research in history and contemporary challenges.
As a centre for historical documentation and research, Arewa House is primarily concerned with procuring, preserving, analyzing and discussing issues of national and International interest and in particular with issues of specific interest to the development of northern Nigeria
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