Yahaya Bello Biography, Wikipedia, Age, State Of Origin, Education, Career, Awards, Net Worth, and everything you need to know about Yahaya Bello.
Yahaya Adoza Bello ( born 18 June 1975) is a Nigerian businessman and politician who has served as the governor of Kogi State since 2016. A member of the All Progressives Congress, Bello has been the youngest governor in Nigeria throughout his term in office.
Name: Yahaya Adoza Bello
Date of Birth: 18 June 1975 (age 48)
Sate of Origin: Okene, Kwara State, Nigeria (now in Kogi State)
Spouses: Rashida Bello, Amina Oyiza Bello, and Hafisat Bello
Education Qualification: Master of Business Administration degree
Alma mater: Ahmadu Bello University
Occupation: Politician, businessman
Net Worth: $100,000
Yahaya Bello Biography
Bello was born 18 June 1975, in Okene, Kogi State, the youngest of six children. He attended Local Government Education Authority (Nigeria) (LGEA) Primary School, Agassa in Okene LGA beginning in 1984. He was named class two’s class prefect and was made the school Head Boy in class six. He attended high school at Agassa Community Secondary School, Anyava, Agassa-Okene and obtained his Junior Secondary School Certificate Examination (JSSCE) and Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) certificates from Government Secondary School in Suleja, Niger State, in 1994. Bello studied at Kaduna State Polytechnic Zaria in 1995 and obtained an accounting degree from Ahmadu Bello University in 1999. Yahaya Bello further enrolled for a Master’s program at Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria where he was conferred with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in 2002. Bello became a chartered fellow of the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria in 2004.
Governor Bello is a lover of sport and fitness, especially boxing.
Yahaya Bello Career
Bello was declared winner of the 2015 Kogi gubernatorial election after he was chosen on the platform of the All Progressives Congress as the replacement for the late Abubakar Audu who originally won the election but died before the result was declared. On 16 November 2019, Bello was elected to a second term after he defeated PDP nominee Musa Wada by over 200,000 votes. Bello is presently the youngest governor in Nigeria and the only governor to be born after the Nigerian Civil War. Victory Obasi announced in 2020 that she would fund Bello’s run in the 2023 presidential elections. In Abuja on April 2, 2022, Bello formally declared his interest to run in Nigeria’s presidential elections for 2023. Bello was supported by a socio-political group known as Bello Ambassadors Network founded by Edogbo Anthony. The group had over 2 million registered Nigerians.
Yahaya Bello Awards and recognition
Torch bearer of security
Sun Governor of the year (Daily Sun)
Gender Equality Award (National council of women Societies)
NUJ role model award (Nigerian Union of journalists)
Icon of security award (Association of people in Diaspora)
Security personality of the year (The institute of Security and Strategic studies)
Distinguished Hero of Women Inclusion Award (National Association of Women Entrepreneurs)
ICAN’s Novel Accountability Index Award (The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria)
Presidential Award for security Management
World Bank Fiscal Transparency, Revenue Mobilisation Awards
GRAND SERVICE STAR OF RIVERS STATE
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