Sokoto state Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has approved the appointment of Muhammad Ahmad Bello as his Special Adviser, Media and Publicity.
This was contained in a statement issued from Government House and made available to newsmen Wednesday.
The statement further stated that 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.
The statement read thus: “Before his appointment, Bello, a journalist of over 20 years, was an editor of LEADERSHIP Friday and LEADERSHIP Weekend newspapers. Prior to joiningLEADERSHIP, 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,” the statement further stated
Bello was also 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 and 2015.
From being a stringer for the Hausa Service of the Voice of America (VOA) in Port Harcourt, Bello held forte there for the DailyTrust 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.