(Zamfara State Governor)

The Zamfara state governor, Hon Bello Matawallen was born in Maradun, the headquarters of Maradun Local Government Area of Zamfara State to the family of Alh. Muhammadu Sharu on the 12th December 1969.

He studied at Thames Valley University, London; Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, VTC Bunza in 1984 and Maradun Township Primary School in the year 1979.

He worked under the ministry of Health Sokoto (in former Sokoto State) and worked as a teacher in Government Girls College Moriki and Kwatarkoshi before joining the Federal Ministry of Water Resources, Abuja until he decided to join politics in 1998 under defunct UNCP.

He served as Hon. Commissioner, Ministry for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon. Commissioner Ministry for Environment, Ministry for Rural Development and then moved to Ministry for Youth and Sport under Zamfara State Government.

In the year 2003, Bello Muhammad Matawalle was elected as Member Representing Bakura/Maradun Federal Constituency under ANPP. In the House he served as chairman House Committee on Ethics and Privileges, the position he held till 2007, Deputy Minority Whip and Ad-hoc Chairman House committee on Marine Security and Safety Commission (National Security Adviser’s office).

In the year 2007, Matawallen Maradun having been re-elected as Honorable Member Representing Bakura/Maradun Federal Constituency decided on the interest of his people to decamp from ANPP to PDP which he did in the year 2009.

He emerged as the winner after April, 2011 general election to go back again on his third term as Member representing his people (Bakura Maradun) under Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Matawalle, since joining the PDP in the year 2009, remained a major stakeholder in the party. He emerged the consensus candidate of the PDP for the 2019 Governorship election in Zamfara state after stakeholders zeroed on him as the most outstanding candidate of choice. The Zamfara state chairman of the PDP, Senator Hassan Muhammad Nasiha said the party decided to adopt Matawalle based on his pedigree as a grassroots politician, who is loved by the people.

Hon Matawalle holds several traditional titles, including Matawallen Maradun; Danmadamin Mafara; Magayakin Zamfara; Sarkin Kudun Bwari FCT; Tafidan Kwali FCT; Sardaunan Gwagwalada FCT and Garkuwan Matasan Hausa

He is married and happily blessed with children.


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