As part of the policies of the Federal Governement of Nigeria, Federal Government Colleges, were established to foster peace and unity amongst the nation's youths. Thus on the 6th of February, 1966, Federal Government College ,Sokoto was established alongside two others (Okposi and Warri). Here began the regime of the Federal unity colleges as they came to be known. After so many challenges that beset the active take-off of these schools, the Federal Unity colleges became a reality. Today there are more than forty Federal Unity Colleges in the country.
Federal Government College, Sokoto is now more than forty years old. Looking back one can say that the ideas of the founding fathers have lived through these decades and of course every student who passed through the college will agree that it is a model college to all others in the country.