Bello: Un­veil­ing Adamawa’s min­is­te­rial nom­i­nee

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - From Kabiru An­war, Yola

Malam Mo­hamed Musa Bello was Chair­man of the Na­tional Hajj Com­mis­sion of Nige­ria [NAHCON] from 2007 un­til last May. He was also Chair­man of the Pres­i­den­tial Com­mit­tee on Hajj in 2006. Un­der his lead­er­ship most of the hitches as­so­ci­ated with the an­nual hajj were solved and in re­cent years it be­came a rel­a­tively smooth ex­er­cise.

Bello at­tended Barewa Col­lege, Zaria and holds a B Sc de­gree in Man­age­ment [Bank­ing and Fi­nance] as well as an MBA, both from the Ah­madu Bello Univer­sity, Zaria. In the 1980s he worked at ICON Mer­chant Bank and was in charge of credit and mar­ket­ing. He sub­se­quently worked in the pri­vate sec­tor and was man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of Ba­jabure In­dus­trial Com­plex in Yola. In the 1990s he was a mem­ber of sev­eral sub­com­mit­tees of the Tech­ni­cal Com­mit­tee on Pri­vati­sa­tion and Commercialisation [TCPC] and was in­volved in the pri­va­ti­za­tion of some sta­te­owned en­ter­prises. He was a di­rec­tor of many com­pa­nies in­clud­ing Habib Bank and was an of­fi­cial of the Cham­ber of Com­merce, In­dus­try, Mines and Agri­cul­ture.

He speaks Ful­fulde, Hausa, English and Ara­bic and his main hobby is gar­den­ing.

Mean­while, Adamawa state gover­nor, Muham­mad Jib­rilla has drummed sup­port for the min­is­te­rial nom­i­nee.

In a state­ment signed by the Com­mis­sioner of In­for­ma­tion, Ah­mad Sa­joh, the gover­nor urged the three sen­a­tors from the state to sup­port the nom­i­nee.

“I want to reaf­firm that his Ex­cel­lency, Sen Muham­madu Umaru Jib­rilla has fully en­dorses the nom­i­na­tion of Al­haji Musa Bello as min­is­te­rial nom­i­nee for Adamawa state.

“As a gov­ern­ment, His Ex­cel­lency wishes to in­vite all the three Sen­a­tors from Adamawa state to give him (Bello) to­tal sup­port.

“As for­mer Sen­a­tor, the gover­nor also call on his col­leagues to clear Bello and con­firm him as a min­is­ter. Bello is a pa­tri­otic son of Adamawa whose cre­den­tials and cred­i­bil­ity we can at­test to,” Sa­joh said.

Mal Mo­hamed Musa Bello

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