Engr. Lawal Bello is an Electrical Engineer with expertise in Process Control and Project Management. He was born in Katsina, the capital of Katsina State, He began his early education at Sararin Kuka Primary School, Katsina and Government Secondary School Birnin Gwari, Kaduna State. He attended Ahmadu Bello University Zaria where he graduated with B. Engineering degree in Electrical Engineering, University of Lagos where he obtained M.Sc degree in Electrical Engineering, University of Nigeria Enugu Campus for his PGD in Business Administration and MBA in the same University. He had a brief career as Graduate Assistant in Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi, later as Computer Engineer in the then Department of National Civic Registration Katsina (Now National Identity Management Commission) and as Electrical Control Engineer at Katsina Steel Rolling Company Limited Katsina.
He joined NNPC in 1992 as Electronics Engineer. He served in Maintenance Department of then Pipelines and Products Marketing Company (PPMC) in Port Harcourt Area Office, Enugu Depot, Makurdi Depot and PPMC Head Quarters Abuja as Deputy Manager (Electrical). During this period, Engr. Lawal Bello initiated and implemented various maintenance improvements leading to cost savings and improved equipment availability. Some of which are: Solution to Constant explosion of 2Ex pump contactors in Port Harcourt Pump station, Area wide PHCN Bills review, Optimal Energy Utilisation based on cost and availability. Engr Lawal Bello also participated and introduced many staff capacity development programs such as Equipment compilation and creation of accessible e-library, development of Integrated Line Diagrams to aid Trouble Shooting. He is also the PH Area Focal Person in NNPC Mentorship Program, NNPC Discipline Lead Electrical and PPMC Subject matter Expert (Electrical). These programs are geared towards providing leadership in the assigned subject matter.
Engr Bello also served as Coordinator, Petroleum Products Supply and Distribution in Ondo State and Jigawa State a National Call towards alleviating PMS scarcity in 2015. He was General Manager, Operations, NNPC Retail Ltd, Manager, Distribution & Logistics Renewable Energy Division of NNPC and Executive Director Services NNPC Retail Ltd. He was appointed Executive Director Operations NNPC Retail Ltd in April 2017. In his capacity as EDO NNPC Retail, Products Supply, storage and distribution was stabilized. He introduced cost saving initiatives in logistics and handling of cargoes. A combination of reduced product cost, availability for increased sales and stations equipment availability led to NNPC Retail profitability in the years that followed his appointment. He is currently the Acting Managing Director of NNPC Retail Limited.
Engr Bello is a Registered Engineer with COREN and member of Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered). He has attended various technical and leadership courses in Nigeria and overseas. His hobbies include reading and guiding others. He is happily married with children.