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.