Mohammed Musa Bello

Mohammed Musa Bello (born January, 1959) is a Nigerian banker who is the Minister of Federal Capital Territory, in office since 2015.[1][2]

Mohammed Musa Bello
Minister of Federal Capital Territory
Assumed office
11 November 2019
Appointed byMuhammadu Buhari
DeputyRamatu Tijjani Aliyu
Preceded byBala Mohammed
Personal details
Born (1959-01-08) 8 January 1959 (age 61)
Yola, Northern Region,
British Nigeria
(now Yola, Nigeria)
Political partyAll Progressives Congress
EducationBarewa College
Ahmadu Bello University

Early lifeEdit

Mohammed Musa Bello was born into a Fulani family in Yola; his father, Alhaji Musa Bello, was the Managing Director of Northern Nigeria Development Company from 1970 to 1976,[3] and a trusted friend of President Muhammadu Buhari.[4] He started his primary education in Yola before graduating from Our Lady's High School in Kaduna in 1971.

He attended Barewa College in Zaria from 1971 to 1976, where he received a Higher School Certificate. He then proceeded to Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria from 1977 to 1980, where he received a bachelors degree in business administration, and then returned in 1985 to pursue a masters degree in business administration.[5]


In 1984, Bello was hired by Icon Limited[6] (a subsidiary of Barings Bank and Morgan Guaranty Trust).[7] He then spent six months undergoing training at J.P Morgan & Co., in commercial banking and risk management. He later became head of credit and marketing before later leaving to join the private sector.

He spent over twenty years in the corporate sector in various capacities, and was a Director of Habib Bank Plc, and other companies. Bello worked at the Bakabure Industrial Complex in Yola, as a General Manager in 1992. He served as a Member of the Technical Committee on Privatization (TPC). He was also a Member of the Adamawa State Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture. In 2006, President Olusegun Obasanjo appointed him Chairman of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria where he served from 2007 to 2015.[8]

Minister of Federal Capital TerritoryEdit

In May 2015, he was appointed Minister of Federal Capital Territory by President Muhammadu Buhari.[9][10][11][12]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Meet FCT minister, Muhammad Musa Bello". Vanguard News. 2019-08-22. Retrieved 2020-03-19.
  2. ^ "FCT minister charges workers to perform or be kicked out". The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News. 2019-08-28. Retrieved 2020-03-19.
  3. ^ "Past GMD's | New Nigeria Devt. Company Ltd". Retrieved 2020-07-04.
  4. ^ Published. "Nepotism in Buhari's govt, the worst in Nigeria's history –Junaid Mohammed". Punch Newspapers. Retrieved 2020-07-04.
  5. ^ "Screening of Ministerial Nominees 2019 - Mohammed Musa Bello (Adamawa State)". YouTube. 25 July 2019.
  7. ^ "J.P. Morgan Nigeria | About us". Retrieved 2020-07-04.
  8. ^ "Muhammad Musa Bello Biography of Minister of FCT Minister". InfomediaNG. 2019-10-06. Retrieved 2020-03-19.
  9. ^ AfricaNews (2019-08-21). "Nigeria's new cabinet inaugurated, president remains Petroleum minister". Africanews. Retrieved 19 March 2020.
  10. ^ Isah, Abubakar Sadiq (2019-12-03). "FCT minister urges NUT to fish out quacks". Daily Trust. Retrieved 2020-03-19.
  11. ^ "Muhammad Musa Bello, Minister of the Federal Capital Territory: Interview". Oxford Business Group. 2018-12-05. Retrieved 2020-03-19.
  12. ^ "Meet FCT minister, Muhammad Musa Bello". Vanguard News. 2019-08-22. Retrieved 2020-03-19.