Aminu Bello Masari was born May 29, 1950 in Masari village of Daura Local Government, Katsina State. He attended Kafur/Malumfashi Primary School, Government Secondary School, Funtua AWS Training School, Middlex Polytechnic, London, and the Administrative Staff College, Badagry. He started his career as Technical Assistant (Hydrology) in Katsina Ministry of Works in 1969 and rose to the position of Assistant General Manager (Operations) Katsina Water Board in 1991. He became the Speaker of the House of Representatives of Nigeria from 2003 to 2007 and unsuccessfully ran for the office of Katsina State Governor in the 2011 election on the platform of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC). On May 29, 2015, he was sworn in as the governor of Katsina state after running for office under the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC).