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I'm Margaret, a female traveller from Nigeria, and welcome to my personal blog , TheAjalaBug.com.

Here, I document my adventures in travel and life experiences generally. Hope you get inspired!

Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Mausoleum | Explore Bauchi state (2/2)

Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Mausoleum | Explore Bauchi state (2/2)

There is no foreign lands. It is the traveller only who is foreign - Robert Louis

THE MAUSOLEUM

This impressive, deserving & befitting edifice contains the remains of Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa. He was the first Prime Minister of newly independent Nigeria and was popularly referred to as the Golden Voice of Africa. 

I was excited to see that Nigerians, just like our Ghanaian family, now preserve the legacy of legends. This mausoleum is somewhat similar to the Dr. Kwame Nkrumah's Mausoleum in Accra, Ghana.

The walls are gigantic, like a tower, standing tall at 17ft.  It is enclosed within a modest marble structure which is where the leader was laid to rest.

 Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa’s Mausoleum

Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa’s Mausoleum

 Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa’s Mausoleum

Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa’s Mausoleum

 Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa’s Mausoleum

Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa’s Mausoleum

 Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa’s Mausoleum

Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa’s Mausoleum

THE MUSEUM

The museum showcases the times of the leader, starting from his childhood to occupying leading positions in Nigeria. Impressively, his personal belongings where displayed as well. Literally, everything!. Obviously, he was a very simple man and focused on leading the country right as opposed to amassing wealth. 

 Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa’s Museum

Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa’s Museum

 Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa’s Museum

Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa’s Museum

 Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa’s Museum

Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa’s Museum

 Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa’s Museum

Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa’s Museum

Final words on Touring Bauchi State

The Northern architecture is unreal. The walls of the mausoleum are no exception and they are mind-blowing

This was a very educative trip and it is liberating to know that there is so much history been preserved in Nigeria. More than ever, I am always excited to visit the North of Nigeria, which by the way is the real beauty of Nigeria. I look forward to explore all of the North. The food, music, history and of-course the tourist traps. Lest I forget, you can catch up with Explore Bauchi (1/2) 

Thanks for reading. Ever heard of or visited these places? Will you love to tour the North of Nigeria? Share with us in the comment section.

Till my next article, thank you for staying tuned!. 

Margaret.

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Yankari Game Reserve and Resort | Explore Bauchi State (1/2)

Yankari Game Reserve and Resort | Explore Bauchi State (1/2)