The First Lady was born on May 2, 1985, Jattu area of Edo State. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from the University of Abuja.
Rashida Bello who is the second wife of Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi was chosen as the First Lady of the state by her husband after he was sworn in on January 27, 2016, during his first tenure.
She retained her position as the First Lady of Kogi State after Yahaya Bello won his reelection in the November 2019 governorship election.
Before she became the First Lady of Kogi State, Rashida Bello worked at her husband's company, Fairplus International where she rose to the position of director.
Rashida Bello is also a philanthropist. She is the founder of Rashida Bello foundation which she uses to fight against early and forced marriage, offers skills acquisition, healthcare support, women and child rights advocacy.She also uses her foundation to offer educational support and free medical care for vulnerable people in the rural areas and women empowerment.
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