The Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has charged the people of the state to be law abiding and be security conscious at all time in order to keep the state safe.
The governor gave the charge shortly after he observe eid prayer at Okene eid praying ground, the country home of Governor Yahaya Bello.
He charged the people of the state to respect constituted authority and promised to fulfil his promises of developing the state far better than he met it when he took over the leadership of the state in 2016.
“I thank God almighty who has brought us thus far. This is my last time of praying on this ground as a governor I thank God for his protection, guidance and the good health we have enjoyed through out my tenure till date.
I thank God that I was able to turn around the fortune of the state far better than I met the state in 2016 when I took over the leadership of the state” he said.
Governor Bello called on the citizens of the state to be patient with the current government of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, assuring that with perseverance there are better days ahead under the current administration.
He noted that in the last over seven years , his government had committed a lot in ensuring that the state remain peaceful and urged the citizens of the state to cooperate and support him to complete his tenure that would end January next year.
The governor appealed to the chief imam of Ebiraland Sheik Salihu Abere to use his position as a religion leader to unite the people irrespective of belief , urging him not to allow any body to derail him from performing his functions as chief imam.
Ohinoyi of Ebiraland His Royal Highness Ado Ibrahim commended Governor Yahaya Bello for developmental effort scattered across the state.
The Chief imam Sheik Salihu Abere in his sermon reminded Muslims to go closer to God through intensive prayer to enable them enjoy God’s favour.