Yahaya Bello Biography
Yahaya Adoza Bello was born on 18 June 1975, he 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 and has announced his intention to run for the APC nomination for President of Nigeria in the 2023 presidential election.
Early Life and Education
Yahaya Bello was born June 18, 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 as a class prefect of class two 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, 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 Masters program in Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria where he obtained a Masters in 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
Yahaya 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, Yahaya Bello was elected to a second term after he defeated PDP nominee Musa Wada by over 200,000 votes.
Yahaya Bello is 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, Yahaya Bello formally declared his interest to run in Nigeria’s Presidential elections for 2023.
Awards and recognitions
- 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).
Yahaya Bello Net Worth
Yahaya Bello is a popular Nigerian businessman and politician who has served as the Governor of Kogi State since 2016. His net worth is not available.
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