Yahaya Bello Biography, Early Life, Age, Family, Education, Career And Net Worth

Yahaya Bello Biography
Yahaya Adoza Bello is a Nigerian businessman, politician and the current serving governor of Kogi State.
He was declared the winner of the 2015 Kogi gubernatorial election after being chosen by the All Progressives Congress (APC). Abubakar Audu had recorded more votes than his opponent in the elections but due to the dilemma created by his sudden death, his party APC chose Yahaya Bello, who was the runner up of the primary elections as a replacement.
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Yahaya Bello Profile

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Full name: Yahaya Adoza Bello
Date of birth: 18th June 1975 
Age: 45 years (2020)
Nationality: Nigeria
Place of birth: Olamaboro, Kogi State
Parents: Late Alhaji Bello Ipemida Ochi and Hajiya Hawawu Oziohu.
Education: Ahmadu Bello University
Spouses: Amina Oyiza Bello, Hafi Bello and Rasheedat Bello
Occupation: Politician, entrepreneur
Net worth: $5.6 million

Yahaya Bello Biography, Date Of Birth, Early Life, Family And Education

Yahaya Bello was born on the 18th of June, 1975 in Olamaboro, Kogi State, Nigeria. He was the youngest out of the six children of his parents, Late Alhaji Bello Ipemida Ochi and Hajiya Hawawu Oziohu.
In 1984, Bello started his primary education at Local Government Education Authority (Nigeria) (LGEA) Primary School, Agassa in Okene LGA. In 1989, he proceeded to Agassa Community Secondary school, Anyava, Agassa-Okene for his secondary education, but completed it at Government Secondary School, Suleja-Niger State in 1994.
After obtaining his SSCE, Yahaya Bello first gained admission into Kaduna State Polytechnic Zaria, before proceeding to Ahmadu Bello University, Abu Zaria where he obtained a B.Sc in Accounting. He further enrolled for a Masters program in the same institution, from where he obtained a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) in 2002.
In 2004, he became a chartered fellow of the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN).

Early Career and Politics

Yahaya Bello ventured into a corporate career in 2001 when he got a job as a Revenue Officer II at the Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC). He initially began working there as a Youth Corper, but got retained due to his diligence.
In no distant time, he was promoted to the rank of a Senior Accountant and got transferred to the Makurdi Zonal Office where he headed the Account Department. 
He, later on, rose to become the Assistant Chief Accountant, before resigning to venture into private business.
In January 2016, Yahaya Bello was sworn in as the Executive Governor of Kogi State, following the death of Prince Abubakar Audu, the first elected candidate.
On November 16th, 2019, he was re-elected as Governor under the All Progressive Congress (APC).

Personal Life

Yahaya Bello is married to three wives, Amina Oyiza Bello, Hafi Bello and Rasheedat Bello. His first wife, Amina Oyiza Bello is a lawyer, philanthropist and the founder of Hayat Foundation.
Yahaya Bello, the youngest governor in Nigeria is also a devoted Muslim.

Awards And Recognition

Yahaya Bello's good works have earned him a good number of awards and recognitions, including:
• Most Security Conscious Governor, Nigeria Police Force, 2017
• Good Governance Award, Daily Times, 2017
• Special Recognition Award, Anlele Media Awards, 2018
• Award of Excellence, APC Excellence Award, 2019
• Best Governor Award, Leadership Newspapers, 2019

Yahaya Bello Net Worth

Yahaya Bello is one of the richest governors in Nigeria. Before venturing into politics, Yahaya Bello was already running a very successful business. He is the founder of Fairplus International Limited, a leading transport company provide road transport services of different forms, including road transportation, courier services, bus hire and even more.
According to NigerianInfoFinder.com, Governor Yahaya Bello has an estimated net worth of $5.6 million.

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