A laconic citation of the 14th sultan of sokoto caliphate: Muhammadu maiturare gwadabawa
Yusuf Sarkingobir, Aliyu Umar Sharu
Muhammadu Maiturare, the 14th Caliph of Sokoto was born in the family of Sarkin Musulmi Amadu. He was raised at Chiimola; therein, he moved to a place and created Gwadabawa ribat to protect Sokoto Caliphate. He did many contributions during his stay at Gwadabawa to preserve and consolidate Sokoto Caliphateandsucceeded in repelling the Gobirawa, Kabbawa and Azbinawa forcesravaging that northern region of the Caliphate. He consequently, created Gwadabawa ribat, which is now envisaging Gwdabawa, Tangaza, Gada, Illela and Gudu local government areas of present Sokoto state. He later ascended the Caliphate’s throne in 1915. His period asCaliph/ Sultanwas insulated from intervention of Turawa in most of the affairs of Sokoto. Among other achievements, he ensured the modernization of Sokoto by joining many important towns with motorable roads, renovation of mosques, creation of craft school, and spread of spiritual activities.Therein, he connected Sokoto city with Jega, Kebbi, Argungu among others with roads. He also created the craft school to train his subjects for various types of skills. He laid the place the foundations of modern Sokoto. Maiturarefamily are still holding traditional leadership positions in Sokoto, moreespecially in the northern part at Gwadabawa. Maiturare passed away in 1924 leaving behind many sons and daughters.He was succeded in the throne by his son, Muhammadu Tambari. Conclusively, Maiturare was one of the major actors in Sokoto during his lifetime. He started ingenuity from the grassroot to the highest altar of becoming Sultan.
Yusuf Sarkingobir, Aliyu Umar Sharu. A laconic citation of the 14th sultan of sokoto caliphate: Muhammadu maiturare gwadabawa. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 8, Issue 6, 2021, Pages 46-50