Yahaya Bello is a Nigerian politician, businessman and the current Governor of Kogi State. He was constitutionally declared the winner of the 2015 Kogi State gubernatorial election after he was elected under the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the replacement for the late Abubakar Audu who originally won the election but died before the result was declared.
Yahaya Bello Adoza was born in Agassa, Okene Local Government Area of Kogi State to the family of Alhaji Bello Ipemida Ochi and Hajia Hawa Bello Oziohu. He is the last born of six children.
|LGEA primary school, Agassa in Okene||First School Leaving Certificate||1984|
|Government secondary school, Suleja – Niger State||O’ Level Certificate|
|Kaduna State Polytechnic||A – level||1995|
|ABU Zaria||Bsc. In Accounting||1996|
|Ahmadu Bello University||MBA degree||2004|
|Revenue Mobilization Allocation||NYSC||2001|
|Revenue Mobilization Allocation||Revenue officer II||2002|
|Revenue Mobilization Allocation||Assistant chief accountant|
Agassa, Okene Local Government
June 18, 1975
All Progressives Congress
Governor, Kogi State
He began his political journey by joining other progressive young men and women to form the Kogi Youth Arise Group. The group threw its weight behind the candidature of Buhari/Osinbajo in the last presidential election. He ran for the primary elections under the All Progressives Congress (APC) platform as the flag bearer for the governorship election. Unfortunately, he lost to Abubarkar Audu who later died of a heart attack after he was declared the winner of the governorship election. Yahaya was nominated by the APC to take Abubarkar’s votes and become the governor in place of late Abubakar Audu
Awards & Honours
Rural electrification project to supply electricity to about eight communities (Banda, Kungbani, Karara, Ijiho, Gbaude, Ohono, Jamata and Akpanya) in Lokoja local government area.
Yahaya Bello was widely criticised after he built a multi-million naira mansion in his Okene hometown despite owing state workers salary.