To Be Honoured For Her Pet Project-KOWYEF
Describe her as one of Nigeria’s prettiest first lady’s and you won’t be wrong. This is because Kogi first lady, Mrs. Rashida Bello is indeed a very pretty woman. She is also very intelligent. For those who don’t know her too will lets tell you about her. Born on 2nd May, 1985 in Jattu, Edo State. Mrs. Rashida Bello started her academic pursuit, she completed her primary education with a first school leaving certificate. The brilliant pretty young lady attended considerably one of the best secondary schools at that time and successfully obtained a West African School Certificate (WAEC).
Mrs. Rashida Bello having successfully made a remarkable progress in her early education was inspired by this effort to aspire for higher education. She obtained a degree of Bachelor of Science in Accounting from 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 nee Imodagbe, 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.
In 2015, the very young Alhaji Bello contested governorship election, Kogites voted, and Almighty God elected him, he divinely won the election, he was declared the elected Executive Governor of Kogi State and the youngest Governor in Nigeria. He was sworn in and inaugurated as Executive Governor of Kogi State on the 27th January, 2016.
Hence, this development conferred a lot of responsibility on Mrs. Rashida Bello who began to play a leadership role as adviser, friend, mother, wife of her young husband who was entrusted with so much constitutional expectation of being the Chief Security of the good people of Kogi State. She became prayerfully stronger, a pillar and complemented her husband’s effort by engaging humanitarian activities. She 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, babies, youth and the men in the society.
As a destiny child, Mrs. Rashida Bello assumed office as the First Lady of Kogi State. On 12th March, 2016 she launched her NGO, whose vision is to empower women and youth, encourage the active poor to grow their micro business, drastically reduce mother/child mortality rate by enhancing the health sector through renovating and equipping Primary and Secondary Health Care Centres in Kogi State.
Mrs. Rashida Bello has 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 & provided boreholes, medically equipped, donated drugs, generator sets, refrigerators etc Primary Health Care Centre in the three (3) senatorial zones of Kogi State. She visited orphanages where she spent quality time with the children at the homes. She also produced customized exercise books and donated to Primary and Secondary schools in the three (3) senatorial zones following the launch of her new project, DROP.
She is a devout moslem who relates cordially with Christians and others knowing so well that we serve the Almighty God. Her Beauty and Humility always stand her out. She is a style icon who loves travelling, singing and mentoring. A caring mother, a humble daughter to her parents. Her marriage to her darling husband, His Excellency, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, Executive Governor of Kogi State is blessed with lovely children.