Alhaji Mukhtar Ramalan Yero was born on May 21, 1968 in Agwan Kaura in Zaria City of Kaduna state, Alhaji Yero had his early education at LEA Primary School, Kaura 1974-1980; Government Secondary school ikara, 1980-1985; Government Secondary school, Zaria 1985-1986 before obtaining a Diploma in Banking from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria.
He also obtained B.Sc Accounting in 1991 before capping it with Masters in Business Administration.
A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) started his working experience as Assistant accountant during his National Youth Service Corps at Ogun state Purchasing Corporation between 1991 and 1992. After the service he was employed as Higher Executive Officer Bursary Department at Ahmadu Bello University Zaria in 1993 before moving to Nigerian Universal Bank Limited as Accountant Supervisor the same year.
It was in 1997 that he got appointment in a private firm, Nalado Nigerian Limited in 1997 as Chief Accountant and rose in ranks to become Director Finance and Administration in 2007.
After the election of Alhaji Namadi Sambo in 2007, that the state government appointed him the Commissioner of Finance from 2007 to May 2010.
In May 2010, Governor Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa named him as the Deputy Governor.
In December 2012, he became the Governor of Kaduna State following the death of Governor Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa in a copter crash in Bayelsa State