Bello: Unveiling Adamawa’s ministerial nominee
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