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Traditional rulers, Kogi residents laud Yahaya Bello  over projects



Traditional rulers, Kogi residents laud Yahaya Bello  over projects

By Stephen Adeleye

Traditional leaders and residents of the Kogi Central Senate District commended Governor Yahaya Bello (GYB) for his giant strides in delivering heritage projects across the area.

They praised it when the Governor’s Special Advisers (SA) Forum, during an inspection tour of some key district projects, on Wednesday marked: “Visiting GYB Legacy Projects.”

The forum’s first port of call was the newly established Confluence University of Science and Technology (CUSTECH) in Osara, Adavi Local Government Region, state.

The President of the Forum, Hon. Usman Ochidi, who also serves as the governor’s SA for project monitoring, said the tour consisted of inspecting and presenting GYB Legacy projects in the three senatorial districts, including completed and ongoing projects in the state. .

He added that the aim was to promote and publicize these heritage projects so that the world would be aware of the incomparable achievements of the Governor in all sectors of the state economy,

Ochidi stressed that the governor is more than capable of doing more at the national level when he becomes president of Nigeria in 2023.

“We want to tell the world that we have a detribalized candidate, who is under 50 and has what it takes to rule this country.

“We have a governor who believes in the development of infrastructure and the safety of life and property; a governor who matches his word with action, ”Ochidi said.

In response, CUSTECH Vice-Chancellor Prof. Salawu Sadiku praised the forum for the initiative, calling the governor’s achievements in the education sector “unprecedented”.

Sadiku noted that the governor, through the establishment of CUSTECH, had been able to resolve the challenges that Kogi students faced in gaining admission to science and engineering courses at other universities.

He said the governor had moved at “the speed of the mind” since the university received approval from the National University Commission (NUC) on December 17, 2020.

The VC added that the university has gained approval to offer 11 courses and currently has more than 240 students who have completed the first semester and currently the second semester.

He therefore commended the governor for his total commitment to the development of the university’s infrastructure which would enable it to compete favorably with any university in the world.

“We want you to convey our sincere greetings to His Excellency and his team, who are tireless in ensuring that the university is not only a reality, but that it will be able to compete favorably with any what other university in the world in a very short time. ” he said

Statistical student, CUSTECH, Yusuf Abdulrahman, thanked the governor for taking education to the next level in the state, and prayed to God to grant him perfect health to continue the good work.

The Governor’s Special Advisor for Education, Science and Technology, Dr Gabriel Ottah, described the speed of infrastructure development at CUSTECH as an incredible courtesy from the Governor.

“This clearly shows that the Governor is doing well and needs everyone’s support; if the governor could do it in Kogi state, he can do it for Nigeria, ”said Ottah.

The forum also paid courtesy visits to the Ohinoyi of Ebiraland, Alh. Ado Ibrahim; the president of the Okene local government area, Mallam Abubakar Yusuf and the Adeika of Eika, the president of the traditional council of Okehi, Mallam Abubakar Jatto.

The Ohinoyi praised the forum for the initiative to promote the governor’s good works across the state, saying it has been successful in all sectors, especially in infrastructure and security.

The Supreme Ruler noted that he prayed that a person from Ebira would become governor of the state during his lifetime while on the throne and that God answered his prayer.

The royal father assured the forum of his continued prayer for the governor as he aspired to be president and prayed that this would happen during his lifetime.

The President of Okene LGA, the Hon. Abubakar Yusuf, the governor has said since taking office, has been instrumental in curbing the high rate of insecurity that has plagued the state in the past.

Yusuf pointed out that the governor’s security achievements could never be described by anyone, especially in Okene and across the state.

For his part, Adeika of Eika, HRH Abubakar Jatto, also congratulated the governor for his tremendous achievements in Okehi and other LGAs of central Kogi, particularly in the areas of roads, infrastructure and security.

The monarch prayed that God would grant the governor the grace to become president of Nigeria, saying he would perform very well.

Other projects visited include: the ongoing construction of the state-of-the-art referral hospital in Okene, the newly constructed Ohinoyi Palace; refurbished and constructed projects at the College of Nursing and Midwifery, Obangede, Okehi; and many roads rehabilitated and constructed in the LGAs of Okene, Adavi and Okehi.

Some residents, Aisha Muritala, Mariam Shaibu and Ojo Obeiba, have all congratulated the governor on rehabilitating several of their roads, and pray to God to bless him and appoint him president.

According to them, the roads were very terrible before but thanked God that His Excellency had rehabilitated the roads and we were very happy.

Source: NAN

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