The Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has approved the appointment of Muhammad Ahmad Bello as his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity.
Mr 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.
Similarly, Mr 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.
Mr 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.
Mr Bello is 51 years old married with one wife and four children.