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8 secondary schools producing the most billionaires in Nigeria

8 secondary schools producing the most billionaires in Nigeria

Which Nigerian secondary school has produced the most billionaires in the country? The answer is Barewa College.

Barewa college is a college in Zaria, Kaduna State, northern Nigeria. Founded in 1921 by British Governor General Hugh Clifford, it was originally known as Katsina College.

Legit.ng has a full list of influential Nigerians and politicians who passed through Barewa college. However, there are other secondary schools which have produced the countries richest men, here they are:

1. Barewa college

The legendary Barewa college, Zaria

The legendary Barewa college, Zaria

Barewa college is a college in Zaria, Kaduna State, northern Nigeria. Founded in 1921 by British Governor General Hugh Clifford, it was originally known as Katsina College.

Here is a list of alumni of the prestigious school:

- Iya Abubakar, mathematician and politician

- Shehu Abubakar, Emir of Gombe (1984-2014)

- Abdulkadir Ahmed, Governor of the Central Bank

- Abubakar Yakubu baso,

- Ibrahim Mahmud Alfa, Governor of Kaduna State

- Jubril Aminu, professor of cardiology, and former Nigerian Ambassador to the USA

- Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, Prime Minister of Nigeria

- Afakriya Gadzama,Director general SSS

- Ahmadu Bello, Premier of Northern Nigeria and so on.

2. Ibadan Grammar school

Ibadan grammar school

Ibadan grammar school

Ibadan Grammar school is a secondary school in Ibadan, Oyo state, Nigeria. It is located in Molete, Ibadan close to St David grammar school.

It was established on March 31, 1913 and it is among the notable oldest secondary schools in Ibadan. Mike Adenuga, the owner of telecoms company, Globacom and the second richest man in Nigeria went to this school.

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3. King's College

King's college, Lagos

King's college, Lagos

King's College, Lagos is one of the most prestigious secondary schools in Lagos state, Nigeria. Founded on September 20, 1909 with 10 students on its original site at Lagos island, adjacent to Tafawa Balewa square, it admits male students only.

King's college alumni include some of the richest men in Nigeria, including:

- Lateef Adegbite, Secretary-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs

- Wale Adenuga, film producer

- Sir Adetokunbo Ademola, former Chief Justice of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

- Claude Ake, Erudite Professor of Political Economy, International scholar and Social crusader

- Senator Sola Akinyede (Member of Nigerian Senate 2007-2011)

- Cobhams Asuquo, Leading African music producer

- Hakeem Bello-Osagie, CEO Etisalat Nigeria

- Alex Ekwueme, former Vice President of Nigeria

- Chief Anthony Enahoro, journalist, democracy advocate

- Ibrahim Gambari, United Nations representative

- Lateef Jakande, former Governor of Lagos State and former Federal Minister of Works & Housing

- Odumegwu Ojukwu, Head of State of the defunct Republic of Biafra

4. Igbobi College

Igbobi college, Lagos

Igbobi college, Lagos

Igbobi College was established by the Methodist and Anglican churches in 1932, in Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria.

It is still on its original site and most of the original buildings are intact. It is one of the oldest colleges in Nigeria, and a lot of popular and wealthy Nigerians attended this college, they include:

- Michael Ibru

- Babatunde Fashola

- Yemi Osibanjo

- Femi Kuti

- Teslim Olawale Elias

- J. F. Ade Ajayi

- Olu Falae

- Ernest Shonekan

5. Issele-Uku technical college

Meadow hall, Delta

Meadow hall, Delta

Popularly known as the government technical college, it is located at Issele-Uku in Delta state Nigeria. It is a school of great pedigree and a lot of popular rich men from Warri attended this school.

Emmanuel Ojei is one of Nigeria's richest men, he is the owner of Nuel Ojei Holding Limited. He attended Issele-Uku technical college.

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6. Lisabi Grammar school

Lisabi grammar school

Lisabi grammar school

Lisabi Grammar school, Abeokuta is 73 years old and is one of the oldest and most respectable schools in Ogun state.

In 2013, the Central Bank of Nigeria expended about N500m on the renovation and infrastructural development of the school.

Bode Akindele is an alumni of this school. He is a Nigerian billionaire, and a highly respected and successful entrepreneur.

7. Urhobo college

Urhobo college

Urhobo college

Urhobo college, Effurun, Delta state is one of the most prestigious schools in the state. Unlike most of its contemporaries, is one with a passionate old students association, which remains concerned about the status of its alma mater and the standard it gives back to society.

In 2015, members of the Urhobo College Old Students’ Association (UCOSA) recently organised a special career talk/ prize giving day for the students, with the sole aim of challenging them to aspire to life’s greatness and excellence.

Igho Sanomi, one of Nigeria's richest men was an alumni of this school. He has business interests in oil, telecommunications, maritime, aviation and real estates.

8. Benue Provincial Secondary School

Unique secondary school

Unique secondary school

Theophilus Danjuma one of Nigeria's richest men attended this school. He started his education at St Bartholomew's primary school in Wusasa and moved on to the Benue provincial secondary school in Katsina-Ala where he was the captain of the school cricket 1st XI team, he received his higher school certificate in 1958.

Source: Legit.ng

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