Bala Mohammed was elected as a Distinguished Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on April 21, 2007 to represent the good people of Bauchi South Senatorial District. He occupied the respected seat in the hallowed chambers of the National Assembly until his appointment as the Hon Minister of Federal Capital Territory in April 2010.
The various duties he performed in the course of his successful civil service career include the following: Assistant Secretary (1984 – 1986); Assistant Secretary I – (1987 – 1989); Senior Business Officer – (1989 – 1992); Principal Business Officer – (1992 – 1994); Assistant Chief Business Officer – (1994 – 1995) and Chief Supplies Officer – (1995 – 1997).
Others are Assistant Director, (1997 – 1999); Deputy Director/Special Assistant, (1999 – 2003); Director of Administration, (2003 – September 2003); Special Assistant to the Hon Minister of Aviation, (2003 – Jan. 2004); and Director of Administration and Supplies; (September 2003).
Senator Bala Mohammed’s main duties which he performed during the period, 1982 – 2003, include working as a versatile journalist and team member to facilitate the establishment of the Mirage Newspaper, Jos; setting of the Democrat Newspaper Office at Makurdi, Benue State; Serving as Secretary, National Advisory Committee of Nigerian citizenship; Secretary, Inter-Ministerial Committee on National Day Celebrations and Secretary, National Advisory Council on Religious Affairs.
He performed duties as the Personal Assistant (PA) to the Hon. minister of Internal Affairs and Personal Assistant to the Director – General, Cabinet Secretariat, the Presidency; he helped in setting up of Supplies Division Federal Ministry of Solid Minerals; Head of Division; Special Assistant to the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Power and Steel and Secretary Ministerial Tenders Board, Federal Ministry of Power and Steel.
Some ad-hoc duties Alhaji Bala Mohammed performed during the period 1984 to 2006 include the following: Secretary, Administrative Panel on the Re-organisation of the Nigerian Civil Defence Corps; (1985); Secretary, Panel of Inquiry into the circumstances leading to the illegal acquisition of Nigerian citizens matter, (1988); Secretary, Committee on the formulation of illegal and administrative guidelines on Nigerian citizens matters; (1988); Secretary, Department Committee on implementation of Civil Services reforms, (1988) and Secretary, Ministerial Committee on Security fire and theft, Federal Ministry of Internal Affairs, Abuja (1989).
Senator Bala Mohammed has also attended several seminars and workshops. In this direction, he has Certificate of attendance, National Seminar on personnel Budget Implementation, at Lokoja and Certificate of attendance, National Seminar on Budget Implementation Programme at Kaduna.
During his glorious tenure as a member of the Nigerian Senate, he served as the Vice Chairman, Senate Committee on Aviation; Secretary, Northern Senators Forum; Member, Senate Committee on Communication; Member, Senate Committee on Finance; Member, Senate Committee on Public Accounts; Member, Senate Committee on Rules & Business; Member, Senate Committee on Environment; Member Senate Committee on Labour & Productivity and Member, Senate Ad-hoc Committee on Jos crisis.
His hobbies include reading, writing and strolling.
Senator Bala Mohammed’s appointment as the Hon Minister of FCT by President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan is the fitting reward for hardwork, excellence, patriotism, selflessness and commitment to the unity of the Nigerian nation. It is the highpoint of his eventful career in civil and public service.