Tambuwal Appointed Press Secretary

Muhammad Ahmad Bello

The Governor of Sokoto State, His Excellency, Alhaji Aminu Waziri Tambuwal (CFR), Mutawallen Sokoto, has approved the appointment of Muhammad Ahmad Bello as his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity.

Bello, a 1994 Sociology graduate from Bayero University, Kano also holds a Masters degree in Conflict, Peace and Strategic Studies from Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja.

Before his appointment Bello, a journalist of over 20 years, was an editor of LEADERSHIP Friday and LEADERSHIP Weekend newspapers. Prior to joining LEADERSHIP, he was a Deputy Editor of The Authority newspaper.

He started his career in journalism at the Kano State Government-owned Triumph newspapers where he rose through the ranks to become an Assistant Editor, Sunday Triumph. Thereafter, he joined The News, TEMPO (now rested) and PM News as North-West correspondent based in Kano. He was also a District correspondent with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Funtua, Katsina state.

Bello, who was the Regional Editor of THISDAY newspapers in the South-South, also covered the House of Representatives and the Presidential Villa, Abuja for the paper between 2012-2015.

From being a stringer for the Hausa Service of the Voice of America (VOA) in Port Harcourt, Bello held forte there for the Daily Trust as its Bureau Chief.

He also had a brief stint with Xinhua, the official Chinese news agency and The Will, an online news platform as a freelance writer.

Bello is 51 years old married with one wife and four children.


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