By sam egwu,
Kogi State governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has called on Nigerians to disregard calls for the restructuring of the country, describing such as calls as mere political deceit.
The governor made the call yesterday in Lokoja the state capital during a meeting leaders of the organised labour.
He described those behind the agitation for the break up and restructuring of the country as real enemies of the country, stressing that Nigeria under President Muhammad Buhari is on the path of restoring it’s lost glory.
He appealed to Nigerians to support the federal government in its determination to right the wrongs of the past, noting that the President had since assumption of office made practical efforts to unite every segment of the Nigerian federation.
According to him, “Every country has their unique challenges, but are making effort to overcome these challenges collectively irrespective of their cultural, religious or political differences.”
Governor said Nigeria is a blessed country with the prospect of a great nation and urged the people to support the government by being patriotic and peaceful.
He noted that his administration has since assumption of office in the state taken bold steps to improve critical infrastructures such as road, rural electrification,water and quality health-care for the people of the state.
He further stated that he has paid workers salaries and arrears up to May this year adding that efforts are on to ensure that arrears of pensions are completely paid off.
“One of the gains of Civil Service Reform is that Kogi has a reliable data base for its workforce,” he added.
Earlier, the state chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Comrade Onu Edoka Commended the governor for his giant strides in infrastructure and Security in the state.