HRH, Emir of Bakura, Engr. Bello Muhammad Sani, OON, is a holder of Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria. He is also a holder of M.Sc (Civil Engineering) from the University of Dundee Scotland – 1977. HRH is a fellow of Nigerian Society of Engineers (FNSE), Council for the Regulation of Engineers in Nigeria (COREN) and an Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON) conferred upon him by the former President Olusegun Obasanjo on the 10th of December 2003 in recognition of his achievement. He is currently the Emir of Bakura, Zamfara State, Nigeria. Prior to becoming the Emir, HRH held several notable positions such as;
- Public Engineer in the defunct North Western State Ministry of Works, Transport and Housing, Sokoto in 1974 – 1975,
- Principal Engineer of Ministry of Works and Transport Sokoto in 1979-1980
- Acting Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Works and Housing, Sokoto in 1981.
- Chief Civil Engineer and the Chief Building Engineer in 1981-1983 Ministry of Works and Transport Sokoto.
He has held several notable positions in some of the most prestigious corporate, private and public organizations in Nigeria, including Director, Building and Engineering Services, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) between 1989 -1996, Senior Assistant General Manager, Union Bank of Nigeria (formerly Barclays Bank).