Arewa House under the direction of Professor Abdullahi Smith also organized series of seminars, the most notable of which were the Borno seminar of 1973 and Sokoto seminar of 1975. The good papers presented at these two seminars have been published in book form.

Equally important were his public lectures, organized at various levels and around various subjects and topics. He was at home with Secondary school children, with learned Ulama (malaman Arabic), with a gathering of distinguished administrators and of course, among learned Scholars on various University Campuses both in Nigeria and abroad.