Alhaji Muhammad Musa Bello, who hails from Adamawa state, was born on 8th January 1959. An old boy of the prestigious Barewa College, Zaria, the Minister is a graduate of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, where he obtained a B.Sc. in Management with bias for Banking and Finance in 1980 as well as an MBA in the same field.
He had an impressive career which spanned banking, industry, business and public service. He, at various times, was in charge of credit and marketing at the ICON Merchant Bank Plc and later a Director at Habib Bank Plc and several other top ranking firms.
An experienced project manager, he was Managing Director of the Bakabure Industrial Complex, Yola. He also has been member of several sub-committees of the defunct Technical Committee on Privatization and Commercialization (TCPC). He has equally been very active in the promotion of enterprise and commerce in Adamawa State, a passion which saw him play an active role as an official of the Adamawa Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (ACCIMA).
Before he was invited to join the cabinet of President Muhammadu Buhari, the Minister was Chairman of National Hajj Commission of Nigeria [NAHCON] from 2007 until May, 2015.