‘How I met and fell in love with my husband’ – Niger State First Lady, Amina Sani Bello

‘How I met and fell in love with my husband’ – Niger State First Lady, Amina Sani Bello

The First Lady of Niger State, Amina Sani Bello, is the daughter of former military president, Gen. Abdusalami Abubakar{rtd.} and retired chief judge of Niger state, Justice Fati Abubakar. A medical doctor, Amina Sani Bello was born in Benin in 1973. She attended Federal Government Girls College{FGGC} Bakori for her secondary education and the Ahmadu Bello University{ABU} for her medical degree. She has a master’s in Public Health from the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom.


In a recent interview on how she met her husband Gov. Abubakar Sani Bello, the First Lady said, “I met my husband through mutual friends in my second year at the university. At that time, marriage was far away from my mind because I was concentrating hard in medical school. But not long after we met, he made his intentions clear and was persistent enough to get me thinking . I accepted him because I found him to be responsible, kind and funny, but most of all, I liked his liberal way of thinking and dealing with people. His generosity, thoughtfulness, religious and honesty have always been his best quality. With these qualities, he is the best person anyone can ever wish for.”

On qualities she took from her parents, the First Lady said, “I have a bit of both parents, but I think I’m becoming more like my mother every day. My father played an important role in our lives. They both made sure we were on the right path; hence we turned out to be who we are today.”Amina Sani Bello and her sisters co-run Noor Education Foundation, a non-government organization which provides less-privileged children with funds for their education.