Muktar Aliyu Betara Biography: Age, Nationality, Wife, State of origin, Net Worth, Tribe, Political Party, Children
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Muktar Aliyu Betara is a Nigerian accountant and lawmaker, first elected to the House of Representatives of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 2007 to represent the Biu/Bayo/Shani and Kwaya Kusar Federal Constituency of Borno State in the North-eastern region of Nigeria.
He is currently the Chairman, House Committee on Appropriations in the 9th Assembly which held its first session on 11 June 2019. This marks his fourth tenure as a member of the House of Representatives.
|Name:||Muktar Aliyu Betara|
|Date of Birth:||November 22, 1966|
|Age:||57 years (2023)|
|State of Origin:||Borno State|
|Net Worth:||$1 millions|
Early Life and Education
Betara who is an indigene of Wuyo in Biu township, Borno State, was born on November 22, 1966 into a large family; he is the twelfth of 21 children. His father was a civil servant heading several community councils while his mother was a devoted housewife.
Betara began his education at Biu Central Primary School in 1973 and obtained his First School Leaving Certificate in 1978. He proceeded to Biu Central Junior Day Secondary School, and then to Government Technical Secondary School Benishek, Borno State, where his leadership skills saw him becoming head prefect, and would eventually obtain his West Africa School Certificate in 1983.
He advanced his education at Ramat Polytechnic, Maiduguri where he obtained his Ordinary National Diploma (OND) in Business Administration in 1986.
Muktar Aliyu Betara Career
He launched into his professional career working as an Accountant with the Presidency, on the Directorate for Food, Roads and Rural Infrastructure (DFFRI) programme from 1986 to 1990. He returned to Ramat Polytechnic for his Higher National Diploma in 1990 and obtained an HND in Accounting and Business Administration in 1992.
Betara observed his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme at Delta State Government House, Asaba. Upon completion of his service year, he joined the defunct Nigerian Telecommunication Limited (NITEL) in 1993 rising through the ranks to the role of Manager before his voluntary retirement in 2006 to venture into politics.
Betara reportedly was not intent on politics initially, entered the race for the House of Representatives on the platform of the All Nigerian Peoples Party (ANPP) and got elected as the member representing the interests of Biu, Kwaya Kusar, Bayo and Shani Federal Constituency at the House of Assembly in 2007.
Since then, he has been re-elected three times, emerging as one of the few members to have served in the sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth assemblies in Nigeria, with the current and immediate past tenures secured on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Betara is a devout Muslim and is married to Hauwa Betara with whom he has 4 children.
Muktar Aliyu Betara Net Worth
Muktar Aliyu Betara is a popular Nigerian Politician. He has an estimated net worth of $1 millions.