R. A. B. Dikko

1912 –


Who is R. A. B. Dikko?

R.A.B. Dikko was a Nigerian doctor born in Zaria. He attended King's College and the University of Birmingham and was the first doctor and the first graduate of a Western university to emerge from Northern Nigeria. He was a founding member of Jamiyar Mutanen Arewa, a Northern Nigeria cultural organization that later formed the nucleus of the Northern People's Congress.

He rose through the ranks of the civil service to become permanent secretary in the endemic disease division of the Northern Nigeria Ministry of Health in 1960. During the regime of Gen Yakubu Gowon, he was appointed as the Federal Commissioner for Mines and Power in 1967 and Federal Commissioner for Transport in 1971.

He was educated by the Christian missionary Walter Miller and later married Miller's daughter, Comfort.

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