May 25, 2017

Born to the family of Mr and Mrs Imodagbe on 2nd May, 1985 in Jattu, Edo State, Mrs. Rashida Bello completed her primary education at Brightways Primary School with a First School Leaving Certificate and went further to Brightways  Secondary School where the brilliant pretty young lady successfully obtained a West African School Certificate (WAEC).

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Mrs. Rashida Bello having successfully made a remarkable progress in her early education, gained admission into the University of Abuja. She obtained a degree of Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Abuja. After her graduation, she was mobilized and participated in the one year mandatory National Youth Service Corp (NYSC). She was an Executive Director in Fairplus International Ltd.

Mrs. Rashida Bello, married her first love, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, a young Chartered Accountant from Agassa in Okene Local Government Area of Kogi State, who was a seasoned civil servant who diligently worked with Revenue Mobilization And Allocation Commission, and a successful business entrepreneur.

The amiable wife of Alhaji Yahaya Bello, driven by her passion towards improving the lot of women, children, less privileged, and physically challenged in Kogi State, set up a Non-Governmental Organization, Kogi Women and Youth Advancement Foundation (KOWYAF) to provide interventionist measures towards assisting both the needy, less privileged, women, and youths in the society.

Within 45 days of being a First lady, Mrs. Rashida Bello had trained skilled women on how to grow micro business, how to relate with their customers, business ethics and etiquette,, how to save, and how to form corporative societies to enable them access micro loans from Microfinance Banks.

Mrs. Rashida Bello renovated, equipped, and donated drugs, generator sets, refrigerators, etc, to  Primary Health Care Centres in the three (3) senatorial districts of Kogi State. She visits orphanages in Kogi State where she spends quality time with the children at the homes. She also donates exercise books to Primary and Secondary school children in the three (3) senatorial zones.

She is a devoted Muslim who relates cordially with Christians and Muslims alike. Her beauty and humility always stands her out. She loves travelling, singing and mentoring. A caring mother and a dutiful wife, her marriage to her husband His Excellency, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, Executive Governor of Kogi State is blessed with lovely children.

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