Ohikwo Muhammad – Lokoja
Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello says his administration remains committed to peace and unity as well as the security of lives and property of its citizens.
The Governor stated this at the Government House Lokoja when he received members of Senior Course 43 from the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, NIPSS, Kuru, Jos, Plateau State.
Yahaya Bello reiterated that the state had made women and youth inclusion in governance a priority as well as curbing criminality which had earned his administration support of the citizens.
He explained that since inception, government identified ethnic and tribal divisions and insecurity among others as factors hampering the state but the determination and cooperation of stakeholders has helped to surmount challenges.
According to Bello, “We are getting things done in the state with a formidable team of illustrious citizens and non indigenes who are bringing their experiences to bear in our problem solving strategies”.
Leader of the delegation, Brigadier General Chukwuemeka Udaya pointed out that the choice of Kogi for their study tour was as a result of the administration’s performance in critical areas of governance such as security and youth inclusiveness.
Brigadier General Udaya further applauded the governor for his fairness in ensuring gender equality.