Tambuwal appoints Bello as Media Adviser

Aminu Tambuwal

By Ado Hassan, Sokoto
A new Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs, Muhammad Ahmad Bello has been appointed by Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal.
His appointment followed the approval of the governor according to a release issued to reporters in Sokoto Wednesday.
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. 
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. 
Subsequently, 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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