Biography of Yahaya Bello

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    Yahaya Bello (GYB)Biography, Wikipedia, Age, State Of Origin, Education, Career, Awards,

    Nigerian businessman and politician Yahaya Adoza Bello was born on June 18, 1975, and has been Kogi State's governor since 2016. Throughout his tenure in office, Bello, a member of the All Progressives Congress, has held the distinction of being Nigeria's youngest governor.

    Governor Bello is a lover of sport and fitness, especially boxing.

    Personal Details

    Name: Yahaya Adoza Bello AKA:White Lion

    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

    : $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.

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    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

    According to Kogipedia 

    His Excellency, Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State is a leading performer in Vision 2030 of the United Nations via the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). He has exceeded the 35% Affirmative Action for Gender Equity and Youth Inclusiveness. No wonder he is the recipient of the Most Gender Sensitive Governor Award from the National Council of Women Societies (NCWS) which also invested him as the He-For-She Ambassador of Nigerian Women 2021. UN Women and AU ECOSOC have also issued him prestigious Commendations for his exemplary leadership in gender matters.

    Governor Yahaya Bello is a committed party man and a matchless political operative who has delivered for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in every assignment handed to him by the National Executive Council (NEC). His Excellency played prominent roles in the APC's electoral successes in Ondo, Anambra, Edo and Ekiti States. His Excellency is the Treasurer, Progressive Governors' Forum.

    Recently, His Excellency, Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State was appointed Chairman of the Youth, Women and Persons Living With Disabilities (PLWDs) Mobilisation and Sensitisation Committee for the APC Membership Registration and Revalidation Exercise, 2021. As all and every Nigerian can attest, Governor Yahaya Bello helped to attract millions of young to older people across the nation to the APC through a colourful and impactful drive during the exercise. Recently, while writing to the President as leader of the party, the national leadership of the APC acknowledged that Governor Bello's work in this capacity was indeed a turning point for the party. They wrote:

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    ‘(The) Youth, Women and People Living with Disabilities' Sensitization and Mobilization Committee contributed tremendously to the success recorded in the nationwide membership registration/re-validation exercise'.

    Yahaya Bello had proven his mettle once again.

    Alhaji Yahaya Bello is a philanthropist who, long before he ventured into politics, was already deploying his personal funds to run three orphanage homes while sponsoring scores of undergraduate and postgraduate students in various higher institutions within and outside Nigeria. He is still neck-deep in philanthropy to this day.

    Yahaya Adoza Bello is a devout Muslim who is happily married with children. His hobbies include reading and travelling, although he has fully sacrificed the later in order to sit at home and focus on the job of governing his state and people.

    It goes without saying that in Nigeria's leadership space today, Yahaya Bello is the undisputed front-runner in security, affirmative action, youth inclusivity, unity and diversity. He is the bridge-builder who has stepped in to restore peace and unity to the nation when crisis loomed large. For example, during the face-off between Northern and Southern parts of Nigeria caused by the Shasha Market crises and subsequent blockade of food shipments South, Governor Yahaya Bello brokered a peace deal which not only caused trade to resume normally but also stopped planned reprisal attacks.

    Ladies and Gentlemen, the distinguished Governor of Kogi State, or the White Lion as he is popularly called, His Excellency, Alhaji Yahaya Bello!


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