DR. BELLO HALIRU MOHAMMED
Born in Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State Capital on October 9, 1945, Dr. Bello Haliru Mohammed is married, and has six children.
Having completed his secondary school at the famous Government College (Now Barewa College) Zaria in 1966, he proceeded to Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria to study veterinary medicine. He is a Fellow of the College of Veterinary Surgeons of Nigeria (FCVSN)
He held the following positions before venturing into partisan politics: Lecturer, ABU, Zaria, Commissioner for Agriculture and later Commissioner for Education in the then Sokoto State between 1977 and 1979. Dr. Bello Haliru Mohammed became the Sokoto State Secretary of the Great Nigeria peoples Party (GNPP) in the Second Republic where he also contested as the party’s Deputy Governor. Later he became the Managing Director of Alpha & Beta Merchants Ltd from where he moved to RIMA River Basin and Rural Development authority, first as Assistant General Manager before ascending to the seat of General Manager of the Authority. Dr. Bello Haliru Mohammed joined the Nigerian Customs Services in 1988 where he rose to the rank of Comptroller General and retired in 1995. After his retirement from service, he was appointed Commissioner, Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission in 1999 from where Dr. Bello Haliru Mohammed was appointed Minister of Communications of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 2001 – 2003.
After his stint as Minister, he was elected National Vice Chairman of the PDP, North West Zone. In March 2008, Dr. Bello Haliru Mohammed clinched the position of the Deputy National Chairman of the Party in 2008 and Acting National Chairman in 2010
March 5, 2013
The attention of the South East Zone of the People's Democratic Party has been drawn to spurious publications in a section of the media alleging unfounded claims of bias against the Hon Minister of Aviation, Princess Stella Oduah in the recruitment exercise carried out by some parastatals in her ministry.
The leadership of our great Party in the southeast makes bold to state categorically that this baseless allegation is yet another futile attempt by opposition elements to smear the image of the Minister and denigrate her well earned reputation as a distinguished Nigerian and a worthy assets of our great Party, the PDP.
Princess Oduah, though a proud daughter of the Southeast zone, has proven herself to be a detribalized Nigerian both in her private business and in the discharge of her duties as Minister. The current massive upgrading of airports in all the geopolitical zones in the country bear testimony to this.
We are proud to observe that Princess Oduah's performance in office is a major plank of President Jonathan's transformation agenda.
These sponsored provocative publications are designed by opposition elements who are envious of her sterling performance and who feel threatened by her rising profile as a dedicated minister and exemplary member of our great Party.
For the records, Princess Oduah is not involved directly or indirectly in staff recruitment of any parastatal under her. There is a well established bureaucracy to handle such matters while she concerns herself with the huge task of driving the well applauded reforms in the aviation sector.Read more...
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