Kogi State governor, Mr. Yahaya Bello met with the former president Olusegun Obasanjo on Sunday in Abuja. In the meeting which was held behind closed doors.
Chief Press Secretary to Governor, Mohammed Onogwu who disclosed this in a press release said his boss and the former president had a fruitful discussion.
The Chief Press Secretary stated that Obasanjo urged the governor of Kogi State to sustain his effort in providing security for his state, noting Kogi is central to the nation’s peace and development.
According to the release, the former President Obasanjo further noted that the fight against insecurity should have everybody on board, stressing that governors should involve everyone to ensure insecurity is curtailed in Nigeria.
While appreciating the Governor for his developmental effort in the state especially in the areas of youth and women inclusion in politics and governance, infrastructure, health and education, Obasanjo charged Governor Bello to continue to be an advocate for youth involvement in governance, media aide said.
Responding, Governor Bello, who is of the All Progressives Congress, APC, thanked President Olusegun Obasanjo for his statesmanly role, fatherly disposition and wealth of wisdom which the young leaders are privileged to tap from.
The Governor also noted that though his state is surrounded by 10 others and the FCT, making it the nexus between the South and North, West and East of Nigeria, Kogi, one of the 19 Northern States, stands in stoic defence against criminal elements thus gaining acclaim as one of the safest in the country, the statement said.
Bello assured former President Obasanjo that he will not rest in the fight to ensure total safety for his people and will continue to do his best to ensure his electoral promises are fulfilled. He prayed God to continue to protect the statesman with good health and long life.