Abubakar Sani Bello is a Nigerian politician and the current governor of Niger State. He is the richest among the 35 governors in Nigeria, his family has been listed in Forbes magazine as not only the wealthiest in Nigeria, but also in Africa. His family business cut across different kinds of businesses like construction, oil and gas, and communications. His father is said to own 40% of MTN Nigeria. His brother married Dangote’s daughter; while he is married to Dr. Amina Abubakar daughter of Nigeria’s former military head of state Abdussalami Abubakar, her mother is the incumbent chief justice of Niger State.
Born 17 December 1967. He is the eldest child of the Nigerian Billionaire and former military Governor of old Kano state Col Sani Bello (RTD). He is happily married with children. He is popularly called Abu Lolo, and has followed his father’s footsteps faithfully
|Name Of School||Degree||Year|
|ST. Loius primary school, Kano||1974 – 1979|
|Nigerian Military School||1980 – 1985|
|University of Maiduguri||B.Sc Economics||1986 – 1991|
Abubakar Sani Bello held several managerial positions in big establishments like millennium travels and tours, properties and estates limited, Heritage Hospitality services limited.
Ubima, Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State
27 May 1965
All Progressive Congress (APC)
Governor of Niger State
Commissioner of Commerce and Investment for Niger State by Govenor Aliyu Babangida, 2009.
Elected Governor of Niger State under the platform of All Progressive Congress (APC) 2015.
He will be retiring from his current position as the governor of Niger State in the upcoming 2023 election.
- Visionary leader.He is determined, unwavering, resolute, focused, motivated, and committed to providing access to affordable social amenities.
Awards & Honours
UNIMAID Alumni Award
Federal Polytechnic Bida Fellowship award.
Honorary doctorate degree of business administration by the Imo State University, Owerri.
- Governor Abubakar Sani- Bello was caught on video being attacked by some youths over alleged non-performance and constant travels outside the country on the claim of inviting foreign investors to in the state.