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Governor Bala a. Mohammed: The Unconventional Leader
Bala Mohammed is a Presidential aspirant, a Nigerian Politician who currently serves as the 16th Governor of Bauchi State, a former Minister of Federal Capital Territory, and a former lawmaker that represented the Bauchi South Senatorial District.
By: Bala Mohammed Campaign
Bala Mohammed began his career as a journalist from 1982-to 1984, where he worked as an Editor for The Democrat, a Kaduna State-based Newspaper, and also for the Mirage Newspaper in Jos from 1982 to 1983.
Bala Mohammed's rise through the civil service ranks made him occupy several administrative leadership roles as the Chief Supplies Officer at the Federal Ministry of Solid Minerals from 1995- to 1997, From there, He rose to become the Assistant Director at the Federal Ministry of Power and Steel in 1997 and was promoted to Deputy Director/Special Assistant to the Honorable Minister at the Federal Ministry of Transport, a position he held from 1999-2003.
He later served as the Director of Administration at the Nigerian Railway Corporations in 2003 and rose to the position of Special Assistant to the Honorable Minister of Aviation and later became the Director of Administration and Supplies at the Nigerian Meteorological Agency in 2005. He voluntarily retired from civil service at the level of a director and joined politics.
He contested and won and served the people of Bauchi South Senatorial zone from 2007 to 2010.
In April 2010, Senator Bala Mohammed assumed office as the Minister of FCT. During his tenure as FCT Minister, he brought extensive reforms that addressed the problems of waste in the land administration of the FCT, oversaw the installation of solar panel traffic lights, expansion of major road access within the FCT, and lots more
In 2019, Bala Mohammed got elected as Bauchi State Governor, under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). As the incumbent Governor of the state, his administration has streamlined government processes and protocols in recovering lost stolen government properties and funds while getting rid of ghost workers within the Bauchi State Civil Service.
Governor Bala Mohammed has revamped the state of Bauchi since he took office in 2019, he has made giant strides in all sectors of the state, especially in the education and health sectors.
In January 2022, Governor Bala Mohammed declared his interest to run as a Presidential aspirant under the PDP.