Sokoto state Governor Aminu Tambuwal has approved the appointment of Muhammad Bello as Special Adviser, Media and Publicity.
This was contained in a statement signed by the immediate past Director General Media and Public Affairs and now a Permanent Secretary, Malam Abubakar Shekara, issued to newsmen on Wednesday in Sokoto.
The Statement said Bello, 51, is a 1994 Sociology graduate from Bayero University, Kano also holds a Masters degree in Conflict, Peace and Strategic Studies from Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja.
Prior to his appointment Bello, a journalist of over 20 years, was at one time a District Correspondent with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Funtua, Katsina state.
He was Editor of LEADERSHIP Friday and LEADERSHIP Weekend newspapers and a Deputy Editor of The Authority newspaper.
Bello, who was the Regional Editor of THISDAY newspapers in the South-South, also covered the House of Representatives and the Presidential Villa, Abuja for the paper between 2012-2015.
Bello started his career in journalism at the Kano State Government-owned Triumph newspapers where he rose through the ranks to become an Assistant Editor, Sunday Triumph.
Thereafter, he joined the then News, TEMPO and PM News as North