Abubakar Tafawa Balewa

Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa KBE PC (December 1912 – 15 January 1966) was a Nigerian politician who was the first and only Prime Minister of Nigeria.[1]


Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa

Prime Minister of Nigeria
In office
30 August 1957  15 January 1966
MonarchElizabeth II
PresidentNnamdi Azikiwe
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byPosition abolished
( Johnson Aguiyi-Ironsi as Military Head of State)
Personal details
BornDecember 1912
Bauchi, Northern Nigeria Protectorate, British Nigeria
Died15 January 1966 (aged 53)
near Lagos, Nigeria
Political partyNorthern People's Congress
Alma materBarewa College
University College London