*Urges him to contest presidential election.*
As the people of kogi state continues in euphoria of the 30 years of the creation of the state , National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Kogi Chapter has commended Governor Yahaya Bello for his proactveness in tackling insecurity, infrastructural decay and involving the youths in governance of the state.
Kogi Youth Council Chairman, Ambassador Ogohi Samuel Usman gave the pass mark while speaking with Journalists shortly after he led his members on solidarity visit to the Governor at the Government House, Lokoja on Friday.
He said the visit to the Governor was part of the council’s activities marking the thirty years of the creation of Kogi state.
The Youth leader while assessing the journey so far in Kogi, affirmed that Governor Bello also excelled in the area of youth empowerment and gender sensitive in governance amongst others.
According to him, “In the last thirty years, the issue of security of lives and property, youth empowerment and gender consideration received much attention”
On security of lives and property, Ambassador Usman described the present day Kogi under the leadership of Governor Bello as most peaceful state in Nigeria.
He attested that since Bello came on board, cases of kidnapping, armed robbery and other forms of Criminalities have reduced to the barest minimum.
The youth leader also maintained that Bello’s administration had continued to embark on funding of skills acquisition training for the Youths as well as their involvement in agricultural activities to make them self-reliant.
He extolled the Governor for appointments of the youths into various political positions since he came on board.
He noted that the recent election of women as vic-chairpersons of the 21 Local Government Areas in the state attested to his regard for gender sensitive and inclusive in governance.
While calling on the people to support the governor in his determination to making Kogi great , urged him to make himself available for the presidency in the forthcoming general election in order to replicate his achievements in the country.
Adding her voice to Bello’s giant strides since he came on board, President of National Association of Kogi State Students (NAKOSS), Miss Rachael Balogun expressed optimism that Kogi students will continue to rally round the Governor to enable him delivery more democracy dividends to the people of the state.
She particularly praised the Governor for extending equity and fair play to everybody in the state irrespective of gender, political and religious differences.