As the people of Kogi State celebrate the 25th anniversary of the creation of the state, some stakeholders have applauded the governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello for the rapid transformation and development that is taking place in the state under his watch.
Specifically, they applauded the governor for the massive rehabilitation of rural and urban roads in the state, as well as the attention to the welfare and security interests of the people, which is the primary purpose of government.
The Kogi Democratic Forum (KDF), comprising leaders of thought from the state, made the commendation in a statement in Abuja as part of events marking the 25th anniversary of the creation of the state.
Leader of the group, Alhaji Ozigi Omeiza in the statement, observed that there is paradigm shift in the political governance of the state, which has resulted into an equitable and balanced distribution of appointments and development projects among the three geo-political and cultural groups in the state.
He claimed that no part of the state is being left out in the scheme of things as all the on-going projects especially, roads rehabilitation and other infrastructural facilities such as water schemes, schools, health care delivery and agriculture are being fairly distributed across the three Senatorial Zones of the State.
According to the leader, “The emergence of Governor Yahaya Bello`s administration is providential. We are very grateful to God who brought him on board at this point in time to salvage our state from the grips of backwardness and forces of retrogression. He has been fair-minded in the way and manner he is distributing development projects in the state. No part of Kogi is being left out in the scheme of things.”
Omeiza also commended Bello for mobilizing contractors back to all the road projects abandoned in the 21 local government areas of the state by the preceding administration.
He noted that the on-going remedial works on the strategic roads in the state have brought a lot of relief to the people of Kogi and other commuters that must of necessity pass through Kogi to other parts of the country.