Yahaya Adoza Bello is a Nigerian politician, businessman and the current Governor of Kogi State.
Yahaya Bello Background
Yahaya Adoza Bello was born on June 18, 1975 in Okene LGA, Kogi State as the youngest of six children. He was born to Late Alhaji Bello Ipemida Ochi and Hajiya Hawawu Oziohu.
In 1984, he attended the LGEA primary school, Agasa. And, in 1989, he proceeded to Agassa Community Secondary school, Anyava, Agassa-Okene. He finished his secondary education at Government Secondary School, Suleja-Niger State in 1994.
Then, he proceeded to Ahmadu Bello University, Abu Zaria, where he studied Accounting (B.Sc) and Business Administration (MBA). In 2004, he became a Chartered Fellow of the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN).
Yahaya Bello Early Career
Yahaya Bello started as a Revenue Officer II at the Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) in 2001. He began at the commission as a Youth Corp member and got retained due to his diligence. Shortly after, he became a Senior Accountant and got transferred to the Makurdi Zonal Office to head the Account Department.
Later on, he became the Assistant Chief Accountant until he resigned to venture into private business.
Bello is married and blessed with children.
Bello loves reading, driving, traveling, playing soccer, boxing e.t.c
Yahaya was sworn in as the Governor of Kogi State in January 2016. He became the governor after the first elected candidate, Prince Abubakar Audu died. He succeeded Idris Wada.
Also, on Nov. 16, 2019, Bello was re-elected as Governor under the All Progressive Congress (APC) against Musa Wada of the Peoples Democratic Party.
FairPlus International Limited
After he left public office, news had it that he traded in stocks and had a financial breakthrough before the stock market crashed.
Yahaya is an entrepreneur and the founder of Fairplus International Limited. Fairplus is a leading transport company across Nigeria. They provide road transport services of the highest quality anywhere in Nigeria in particular and Africa in general. The company is into road transportation, courier services, bus hire, charter etc.
Awards And Recognition
Yahaya is an award winning Governor. Some of his awards include;
Good Governance Award, Daily Times, 2017
Most Security Conscious Governor, Nigeria Police Force, 2017
Special Recognition Award, Anlele Media Awards, 2018
Best Governor Award, Leadership Newspapers, 2019
Award of Excellence, APC Excellence Award, 2019
Yahaya Bello Net Worth
Yahaya’s net worth is $5.6 million. He is one of the richest governors in Nigeria.