His Excellency the Governor of Katsina State Rt. Honorable Aminu Bello Masari has sworn in Malam Bello Mandiya the new Chief of Staff of the Government House.
Bello Mandiya, an alumni of the University of Lagos, holds a Degree in Mass Communication and a Masters Degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies. He is also a member of the Institute of Governance and Management in Nigeria.
A seasoned Politician, Mandiya was at one time the acting Chief of Staff of the then Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Honorable Aminu Bello Masari, before which he was a Special Legislative Assistant to the Speaker.
In recognition of his dedication and hard work, he was nominated as an International Observer to the Carter Center Observatory Missions to the Ghanaian Presidential Elections in 2008. He was also Secretary to the House of Representatives Committee on Security in Nigeria among others.
He has attended various courses both within and outside the country; amongst which is a Certificate in Advanced Legislative Strategies from the Capitol Hill, Washington DC, US. He is also the publisher of “The Mace Magazine”, a Magazine that sufficiently highlights the activities of the legislative arm of Government.
An indigene of Malumfashi, Malumfashi Local Government Area, He is happily married with children.