Sultan Bello Hall, the University of Ibadan, fondly regarded as The Hall of Noble Men, will today celebrate and commemorate 60 years of its founding, having been formally opened on the 2nd of February, 1962 by the former Premier of Northern Nigeria, Late Sir Ahmadu Bello.
A look back in time reveals that the hall was named after Muhammadu Bello (1781-1837), the great-grandfather of the erstwhile named former Prime Minister. He was a revered figure of intellectualism as he was simultaneously a scholar, poet, administrator, soldier, as well as Chief builder of the Sokoto Caliphate during his lifetime. Until the said nomenclature and the change in occupancy, the hall served as a female hall of residence (Queen Elizabeth Hall) and also a postgraduate hall (Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Hall).
The programme which will be taking place at the famous Bello Dome at exactly 4:00 pm promises to be an exciting one. And the Hall Mayor, Olalekan Ayobami, popularly known as (Orllybam), on behalf of his executives and other noblemen by extension, invites all and sundry to celebrate this historic milestone with them.