Kogi@31; NUT Chairman urges workers to keep Hopes Alive.

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Kogi@31; NUT Chairman urges workers to keep Hopes Alive.
* Felicitates with Gov. Bello.
ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA
The Kogi state Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Teachers ,’NUT Comrade Joel Salifu has felicitated with Kogi state Governor, Yahaya Bello,his cabinet members, Citizens and the primary school teachers for the thirty first anniversary of the state.
Comrade Joel Salifu made felicitation  to the citizens of the state  in a statement which was made available to newsmen  on Tuesday in  oLokoja  .
The statement disclosed that the state was created in 1991 from the old Kabba province who have been yearning for the state of their own.
Comrade Salifu  who took a clinical assessment of the leaders  who were  privileged to steer the ship of the state since its creation from retired colonel  Zakari Mohammed as the first military administrator  and up to the  present administration of Governor Yahaya Bello attested that the  hope of the people have been rekindled with the creation.
He acknowledged the immeasurable inroads  of past and present leaders made in the establishment of durable  infrastructural development projects ranging from setting up  Universities, Polytechnic and Colleges of Education, State of the arts health care facilities , good road networks .
He added that the state  has also made progress in primary and secondary Schools, construction of housing estates which spanned across the  state.
He attributed the tremendous achievements the state and its citizens had recorded during the period under reviewed  to the peaceful co-existence of the multi-ethnic tribes who have made up their minds to live peacefully.
The State chairman of Nigeria Union of Teachers while commending the state Governor , Alhaji Yahaya Bello for granting the approval for the recruitment of new teachers, however appealed for the payment of backlog of promotions and leave bonus and other entitlements .
He further admonished the citizens  to foster Peaceful living with one another, support government policies programmes and contribute their  quota to the socio-economic growth and development of the state.
       ”As we commemorates the thirty first anniversary of the creation of our beloved Kogi state all hands must be on deck to work together as one people with one destiny  to catapults our father’s land to  sustainable socio-economic growth and advancement’.Joel further asserted.1



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