H.E Mallam Mohammed Musa Bello Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT)
Mohammed Musa Bello CON is a Nigerian banker who is the Minister of Federal Capital Territory, in office since 2015.
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 bachelor’s degree in business administration, and then returned in 1985 to pursue a master’s degree in business administration.
In 1984, Bello was hired by Icon Limited (a subsidiary of Barings Bank and Morgan Guaranty Trust). 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.
In May 2015, he was appointed Minister of Federal Capital Territory by President Muhammadu Buhari
In October 2022, a Nigerian national honor of Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON) was conferred on him by President Muhammadu Buhari.