Biography Of Senator Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello


Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello also known as Lolo, is a Nigerian politician and the current executive Governor of Niger State, Nigeria. He is a member of All Progressive Congress (APC)

He is the son of the Nigerian former military Governor of old Kano state Col. Sani Bello (RTD).


D.O.B – 17 December 1967

Place of birth – Kontagora, Niger State

Children: Muhammad, Abdulsalam and Maryam.

Hobbies – Travelling, playing lawn tennis, international and political affairs

Spouse – Dr. Amina Abubakar Bello, a Consultant Gynaecologist currently working with the Barau Dikko Specialist Hospital in Kaduna.


He attended ST. Loius primary school, Kano from 1974 – 1979 and later went to Nigerian Military School from 1980 – 1985 then was given admission into University of Maiduguri 1986 – 1991 where he obtained a B.Sc in Economics. He has worked in various places in the country, starting from his NYSC days, where he was posted to serve in Port Harcourt in the Marketing department of NICOTES Services as Supervisor.

Educational achievements

In 1994, he worked for a year with Off Shores Pipelines International (OPI) shipping before he was appointed Alternate Director with Broad Bank in 1994 where he served till he became a board member in 2000. Between 2000 and 2005 he doubled as a board member with Broad Bank, Chairman/CEO of Millennium Travels, Properties and Estate Limited, Dornier Aviation Nig. AIEP Limited (DANA), Heritage Hospitality Services, Prudent Health Care Management, Investment Center Limited and an Alternate Director with MTN where he served till 2009.


Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello is a member of many committees including but not limited to the Board Establishment Committee Broad Bank, Interim Management Committee DANA, Sub-Committee on Facilities and Infrastructure for Proposed Minna Multi-purpose Sport Complex Niger, Committee on former Presidents Resource and Legacy Centre Niger State Government and Federal University of Technology Board of Trustees FUT Minna. He is a fellow of the Institute of Industrialist and Corporate Administrators.

In 2009, he was appointed Honorable Commissioner, Ministry of Investment, Commerce & Co-operatives, Niger State Government; a position he held for a year before returning back to chair his many businesses.

In May 2015, he contested in the gubernatorial election under the membership of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and emerged winner.

He was declared winner by the INEC on 13 April 2015. On March 9, 2019, he was reelected as the Governor of Niger State.

On 24 August 2020, he endorsed a Reconciliation Committee and other committees at a State Executive Committee meeting, together with members of the National Assembly from the State led by Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi and other Party Chieftains. This Committee’s aim is to rebuild and reposition the party for better performance in 2023 elections.

Appointments and Service

Appointments to date have included: Alternate Director​ at Broad Bank​​ (1994 – 2000);  Board Member, ​Broad Bank ​(2000–2005); Alternate Director, ​MTN​ Nigeria (2000 – Aug 2009); Chairman/CEO, Millennium Travels & Tours ​​(2000 – Aug 2009); Director, Dornier Aviation Nig. AIEP (DANA)​​(Jan 2007 – Aug 2007); Chairman/CEO, Millennium Air (​​2002 – Aug 2009); Chairman/CEO,   Heritage Hospitality Services Ltd. (Jan 2004 – Aug 2009); Chairman, Prudent Healthcare Management Ltd. (​​February 2008 – August 2009); and Director, Investment Centre Ltd. (ICL)​ (​2007 – 2009).

Alhaji Abubakar Bello has also served on many boards; specifically, Member, Broad Credit Commerce (Broad Bank); Member, Broad Establishment Committee ​Broad Bank; Member, Interim Management Committee, DANA; Member, Sub-Committee on Facilities and Infrastructure for Proposed Minna Multipurpose Sports Complex, Niger State Government; Member, Committee on former President Resource Legacy Centre, Niger State Government; Member, Federal University of Technology Board of Trustees, FUT Minna.

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