Obasanjo lauds Kogi Gov Bello for good governance, tackling insecurity



R-L Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo and Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has commended Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi on his efforts providing , good governance, and infrastructure building the state.

The Press Secretary to Kogi governor, Mr Mohammed Onogwu, disclosed this a statement on Sunday Abuja.

Onogwu, who quoted Obasanjo as making the commendation when he met the governor on Sunday in Abuja, added that the former president urged him to sustain the efforts.

He stated that the meeting between Bello and the former president ended fruitful discussion.

 

 

 

 

Obasanjo while commending Bello for successfully tackling insecurity in the state, said Kogi was central to the nation’s development.

He urged the governor to sustain his efforts in providing for his state, noting that Kogi was central to the nation’s peace and development.

The former president noted that the fight against insecurity should have everybody on board, stressing that governors should involve everyone to ensure insecurity is curtailed in Nigeria.

 

 

 

 

Obasanjo appreciated the governor for his developmental efforts in the state especially in the areas of youth and women inclusion in politics and governance, infrastructure, health and education.

He further urged the governor to to an advocate for youth involvement in governance.

Responding, Bello thanked the former president for his statesman’s role, fatherly disposition and wealth of wisdom which the young leaders are privileged to tap from.

 

 

 

 

The governor noted that though his state was surrounded by 10 other states 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 against criminal elements.

 

 

 

This, he said, had made Kogi one of the safest states in the country.

Bello assured Obasanjo that he would not relent in the fight to ensure total for his people and will to do his to ensure his electoral promises are fulfilled.

The governor prayed that God would to protect the statesman and grant him good health and long life. (NAN)