Yahaya Bello Biography, Age, Career and Net Worth

Yahaya Bello biography

Yahaya Adoza Bello is a Nigerian businessman and politician. He is the 11th Governor of Kogi State and the 4th democratically elected Governor of Kogi State. Yahaya Bello was born on June 18, 1975 in Okene, Kogi State, Nigeria) to the family of Late Alhaji Bello Ipemida Ochi and Hajiya Hawawu Oziohu

Yahaya Bello Profile


Yahaya Bello

Real Name

Yahaya Adoza Bello

Date of Birth

June 18, 1975


46 Years (2021)

State of Origin

Kogi State










All Progressive Congress

Known for

4th Governor of Kogi State


Amina Oyiza Bello

Hafi Bello

Rashida Yahaya Bello

Net Worth

$5 million

Educational Background

Yahaya Bello education

Yahaya Bello attended Local Government Education Authority (Nigeria) (LGEA) Primary School, Agassa in Okene and Agassa Community Secondary School, Anyava, Agassa-Okene.

He obtained his SSCE certificate from Government Secondary School, Suleja-Niger State in 1994. He studied in Kaduna State Polytechnic Zaria in 1995.

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Yahaya Bello obtained a degree in accounting and a Masters in Business Administration from Ahmadu Bello University ABU Zaria in 1999 and 2002 respectively.

In 2004, Yahaya Bello became a chartered fellow of the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria.


Yahaya Bello Career and Business

Prior to joining politics, Yahaya Bello was the Managing Director of FairPlus International Ltd.

He worked with Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) as Revenue Officer II. He was later promoted to a Senior Accountant and later as an Assistant Chief Accountant.

Yahaya Bello is the youngest democratically elected governor in Nigeria. He is the only Nigerian Governor to be born after the civil war.

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In 2015, Yahaya Bello was chosen as a replacement for Audu Abubakar who died before he was declared winner of the election. Yahaya Bello declared the winner of the Kogi State gubernatorial election.

In November 2019, Yahaya Bello was elected for a second term in office under the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC).


Yahaya Bello Corruption

In September 2020, the United States Department placed Yahaya Bello and other politicians under Visa ban for allegedly undermining the Nigerian democracy

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Yahaya Bello claimed the virus was ‘an artificial creation’ or simply denied the virus’ existence. His government suppressed testing and fought with the NCDC to keep case numbers artificially low. He also refused to wear face mask on several occasions

Shortly after assuming office, a socio political group Kogi In Action accused Yahaya Bello of fictitious withdraws and contracts inflation.

In February 2021, the Anti-Corruption Network, a Kogi-based group accused Yahaya Bello of laundering billions of naira in public funds.

Premium Times also reported that Yahaya Bello allegedly spent over ₦90 million on a COVID tracking software that only cost ₦300,000.

Personal life

Yahaya Bello wives

Yahaya Bello is married to three wives Amina Oyiza Bello, Hafi Bello and Rashida Yahaya Bello. He is a Muslim

Yahaya Bello Net Worth

Yahaya Bello Net Worth

Yahaya Bello is estimated to worth $5 million.


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