Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has been described as “one in a generation leader who is not afraid of taking tough decisions in the interest of Kogi State”.
The Director General of Media and Publicity to the Governor, Kingsley Fanwo who stated this whole briefing journalists in Lokoja, said the Governor is “undaunted by the blistering propaganda against his government by people who want to take the state back to the Old Direction”.
According to him, the administration has recorded “solid achievements that are impacting positively on the masses”, assuring the people of the State that the next term of the Governor will help to “consolidate on the achievements of his first term”.
“Governor Yahaya Bello has fulfilled his promises to the people of the State and will continue to work hard to lift more Kogites from the poverty circle through purposeful policies, programs and leadership.
“He promised to change the security narratives and even his detractors cannot but acknowledge his achievement in the area of security. It took courage to be able to confront the criminal network in Kogi and render it impotent. That is promise fulfilled.
“He promised to unite the state and he has done that with ease and purpose. The Igalas have realized they do not have to be Governor before their communities can get electricity, good roads and good schools. The Okuns have discovered that they do not have to put one of their own in Lugard House to have the second largest Rice Mill in Northern Nigeria. The Ebiras are undoubtedly proud of donating a unifier to the people of Kogi State.
“He promised to fight insecurity and poverty with agriculture and capacity building. Today, Kogi has become a leading producer of many crops. We are fast becoming the Cassava Headquarters of Nigeria. It was not by accident but through a thorough implementation of our Agricultural Renaissance Program.
“He promised good healthcare delivery and quality education. To a large extent, he has delivered on those promises. The people are seeing it. The masses are with their Governor.
“Road projects are going on all of over the State as he has turned Kogi to a construction hub. He is the man trusted to take Kogi to the Next Level”.
Fanwo said those against the Governor’s second term ambition are “anti people”, insisting that the State will never go back to the era of retrogression.
“If you look at the Governor very well, he is focused on the job. He is not making noise. His work is talking to the people and the people know who to trust. They showed it in the last general election and they will show it again on November 16.
“I want to assure the people of the State that Governor Yahaya Bello will continue to serve them. Those affected by the revolution in the Civil Service ; those who stole our pension funds; those who embezzled funds meant to empower our youth will never be trusted again by the masses of Kogi State”.