Meet Nasir El-Rufai’s First Son, Mohammed Bello El-Rufai

Mohammed Bello El-Rufai is a Nigerian politician who is following in his father’s footsteps in politics. The politician who is a member of the Nigerian House of Representatives is the son of Nasir El-Rufai.

NameMohammed Bello El-Rufai
Date of birth11 January 1988
Age36 years old (as of 2024)
Place of birthKaduna State
FatherNasir El-Rufai
MotherHadiza Isma El-Rufai
First wifeKamilah
Second wifeAisha Habibu Shuaibu
EducationWheaton College, Massachusetts

Georgetown University


Mohammed Bello El-Rufai Biography

Mohammed Bello El-Rufai was born on January 11, 1988, in Kaduna State, where he grew up with his siblings. Bello is the eldest son of a Nigerian politician, Nasir El-Rufai, and his wife, Hadiza Isma El-Rufai.


Bello and his father Nasir El-Rufai
Bello and his father Nasir El-Rufai

His father, Nasir El-Rufai, is the former governor of Kaduna State, serving from 2015 to 2023. He is also a co-founding member of the ruling party, the All Progressives Congress.


Mohammed Bello El-Rufai Education

Bello is a well-educated man who is a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree holder. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and International Relations with a minor in Religious Studies from Wheaton College, Massachusetts.

After his first degree, Bello went on to acquire a Master of Science in Public Relations and Corporate Communications from Georgetown University. His tertiary education was completed in the United States.


Mohammed Bello El-Rufai started his career as an entrepreneur, working as a manager at Huawei Nigeria. He later co-founded a political action committee known as the Rescue Kaduna Group (RKG) during his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in 2015.

It was in 2015, during the general elections, that Bello started his journey in Nigerian politics. At the time, he was appointed as the Director of Youth Mobilisation for the Buhari Campaign Organisation (BCO).

From 2019 to 2022, he served as Senior Legislative Aide and Chief of Staff to Senator Uba Sani, the Governor of Kaduna State since 2019.

Career in Politics

With a good start in Nigerian politics and the influence of his father, Mohammed Bello El-Rufai was able to rise to the ranks as a member of the All Progressive Congress (APC).

Bello secured the House of Representatives seat for the Kaduna North Federal Constituency in February 2023. He was able to achieve this feat with 51,052 votes.

He serves as the Chairman of the House Committee on Banking Regulations in the 10th Assembly.


Mohammed Bello El-Rufai is married to Aisha Habibu Shuaibu. She is the daughter of the former Administrator for Plateau and Niger States, Colonel Habibu Shuaibu.

Bello and Aisha got married in 2023, and pictures from the wedding ceremony were shared across social media.

Aisha is the second wife of Mohammed Bello El-Rufai.

See photos of Bello and his second wife, Aisha, below:

Mohammed Bello El-Rufai and Aisha Habibu Shuaibu

Bello married his first wife, Kamilah, in 2015. The wedding was held in Kaduna and Harrow Park, Abuja.

Kamila is related to Maryam Babangida, the wife of the former Head of State, Ibrahim Gbadamosi Babangida.

Check out Kamilah and Bello’s pre-wedding and wedding photos below:

Bello and Kamilah wedding Mohammed Bello El-Rufai And first wife Kamilah Mohammed Bello El-Rufai And Kamilah pre-wedding photos


Bello El-Rufai is married and blessed with children. Bello and his first wife, Kamilah, welcomed their first child in 2018. They named their daughter Yasmin after Bello’s late sister, Yasmin El-Rufai.

Bello likes to keep his personal life private, so information about his children is off social media.

Mohammed Bello El-Rufai Net Worth

Bello El-Rufai is a successful man who has made a name for himself in both business and politics.

Bello is estimated to have a net worth of millions of dollars. The exact amount has not been made public.


Who is Hon Bello el-Rufai?

Hon Bello el-Rufai is a Nigerian politician and entrepreneur. He is the son of former governor Nasir El-Rufai.

Who is Nasir El-Rufai in Nigeria?

Nasir El-Rufai is a Nigerian politician who served as the governor of Kaduna State from 2015 to 2023.

Who was the first government in Kaduna State?

The first governor of Kaduna State was Brigadier General Hassan Usman Katsina. He became governor after Kaduna State was created in 1967.

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Izuchukwu Ojibe

Ojibe Izuchukwu is a Nigerian student with a passion for media reporting and content writing.

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