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Kogi NUJ Symposium: Gov. Bello To Sustain Partnership With The Media

Eleojo Salihu

Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has promised Government’s partnership with the media to ensure quality leadership at various levels of governance.

Governor Bello stated this at the Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ Symposium organised by the Kogi State Council of the NUJ in Lokoja.

The Governor who disclosed that his administration remained committed to the task of delivering dividends of democracy to the people of the state noted that the media remained a key player in governance.

Alhaji Yahaya Bello highlighted his landmark projects including the Reference Hospital, Okene, the newly established Confluence University of Science and Technology, Osara, the reconstruction of various Educational Institutions across the state, the Ganaja Junction Overhead Bridge, the reforms in the Health sector among several other people-oriented projects.

The Kogi state Governor also appealed to Nigerians to participate in the coming General elections and eschew violence in whatever guise.

Governor Bello further urged the media to avoid sensational reportage that could create tension in the country before, during and after the elections.

In a Goodwill message, the National President of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Chris Isiguzo commended the administration of Governor Yahaya Bello for the laudable projects geared towards changing the face of Kogi State.

In an address of Welcome, the Kogi State Chairman of the NUJ, Comrade Adeiza Momoh Jimoh explained that the Symposium with the theme, ‘A peep into Yahaya Bello’s Seven years as Governor of Kogi State and the implications for Future Administrations’, was by the mandate of the NUJ to hold Government accountable to the people.

Guest Speaker at the event and a Lecturer at the National Open University of Nigeria, Abuja, Mr Emmanuel Ojonugwa Okoliko lauded the various projects embarked upon by the administration of Governor Yahaya Bello and stressed that posterity would engrave his name in Gold in the history of Kogi State.

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