History Of Late Mallam Abu Egbunu was born in 1930 in Okofi village, Kogi (Koton-karfe) LGA of Kogi state.

History Of Late Mallam Abu Egbunu was born in 1930 in Okofi village, Kogi (Koton-karfe) LGA of Kogi state.


Late Mallam Abu Egbunu was born in 1930 in Okofi village, Kogi (Koton-karfe) LGA of Kogi state. He started his early education at the Koton-karfi Elementary School in 1940. In 1945, he proceeded to Okene Provincial Middle School (Now Abdulazeez Atta Memorial College, Okene). He gained admission at Kaduna College (Now Barewa College Zaria) in 1948 for his high school education. In 1952, he was one of the 8 pioneer students of the Nigerian College of Arts, Science and Technology Zaria (that was later upgraded to ABU Zaria). Amongst the 8 pioneer students were also Professor Iya Abubakar, Alh. Adamu Fika (Wazirin Fika), Professor Joseph Adetoro, Alh. Muhammadu Dikko, Mallam Waziri Abdu etc. Mallam Abu Egbunu proceeded to the University College Ibadan in 1955 where he studied Geography and graduated in 1958. In the same year, he proceeded to the University of London, United Kingdom for his postgraduate studies in Education. On his return in 1959, he was posted to Government Secondary School, Zaria (Now Alhudahuda College, Zaria) to teach Mathematics.

 He introduced Additional Mathematics in the school. In 1962 he was posted to Dekina (in present Kogi State) as the pioneer Principal when the Elementary School was upgraded to Government Secondary School Dekina. He was the principal of the school for just 3months when he got a Common Wealth Scholarship to study in Australia. He was appointed as an Education Officer Northern Region after his course. He rose and was appointed the Pioneer Secretary to the Federal Scholarship Board. 

He was moved to the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) as a Senior Lecturer in 1964 when the Academy was established; and was made the Pioneer  Director of Studies shortly after. A position he held up to 1974. He was a Federal Permanent Secretary of Defence and that of Police Affairs/Communication  between 1974 and 1978. Between 1978 and 1979, he was appointed Commissioner for Trades and Industries (on secondment) in the defunct Kwara state. He retired from the civil service after the commissionership at the early age of 49years. And he returned back to his village to establish a permanent base. In the village, he lived a private life. Farming was his occupation.

After retirement, late Mallam Abu Egbunu served the country in other capacities. He was the Council Chairman Federal College of Education Oro , Kwara State, Council member University of Benin, Board member Northern Nigeria Development Company (NNDC), Federal Commissioner NECON (now INEC) etc.

Late Mallam Abu Egbunu died on the 1st of April, 2016. May his soul rest in peace.

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