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Bello Goronyo: Meet Nigeria’s new Minister of State for Water Resources and Sanitation

Bello Muhammad Goronyo

Born in Sabon Garin Dole, Sokoto State, Hon. Bello Muhammad Goronyo embarked on a comprehensive educational journey. Starting with Kofar Marke Primary School in 1981, he completed his secondary education in Government College Sokoto in 1986. He earned a diploma in law from the College of Arts and Sciences, Sokoto, in 1990. His academic pursuit led him to Uthman Danfodio University, where he graduated with an LLB in 1997. Following an exemption from the NYSC due to age, he became a qualified lawyer in 2001 after attending the Nigeria Law School in Abuja.

Further cementing his commitment to education, Bello Muhammad Goronyo procured a Master’s in Energy Security Management from the Nigeria Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna, in 2019. He also holds a Master’s in Business Management and Leadership from the London Graduate School and is pursuing his Ph.D. in Leadership and Strategic Studies at NDA.

Bello Muhammad Goronyo has held diverse roles throughout his illustrious career, from working with the National Population Commission and Sokoto State House of Assembly in the early ’90s to becoming a lecturer at the State College of Legal and Islamic Studies. His involvement in politics began in 2003 when he made significant contributions to the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP). He also served in the Sokoto State House of Assembly from 2007 to 2015, further showcasing his leadership potential.

Acknowledging his political acumen, he was appointed Commissioner for Solid Minerals & Natural Resources Development in Sokoto State, later serving the Ministry of Energy Development and Ministry of Information. As of 2022, he was elected as the Zonal Secretary of APC North West.

His dedication to public service extends beyond politics. Bello Muhammad Goronyo has contributed to various humanitarian initiatives, serving on committees like the Screening and Flight Schedule Committee for Hajj operations and the Welfare and Entertainment Committee for the inauguration of the Executive Governor of Sokoto State. He also boasts memberships in clubs and organizations such as the Nigerian Bar Association and the Environmental Society of Nigeria.

This seasoned politician and community leader has been recognized with numerous national and international awards, including the Youth Ambassador for Peace and the Unity Ambassador for Africa Merit Award.

As a Minister in President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s new government, Bello Muhammad Goronyo’s vast experience and dedication promise a brighter future for Nigeria. His qualifications and track record in public service make him a valuable asset in addressing Nigeria’s challenges. Committing to good governance and inclusive policies, he is set to lead Nigeria toward significant development and prosperity.

His consistent support for the youth, offering scholarships for advanced education, highlights his vision for a progressive Sokoto State and Nigeria. Bello Muhammad Goronyo’s close association with Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko further accentuates his political strengths. As a descendant of Sultan Muhammadu Bello, his leadership capabilities are inherent.

In conclusion, Barrister Bello Muhammad Goronyo-Goronyo’s appointment as a Minister is a testament to his unparalleled expertise and dedication. His rich background in the government’s legislative and executive sectors ensures that he is an excellent fit for steering Nigeria toward a brighter future.