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  • Updated: December 29, 2022

President Buhari Applauds Bello, Says He Has Done Well

President Mohammad Buhari has commended the performance of the Kogi Governor, Yahaya Bello, stating that he has done very well in the area of security and projects execution.

Buhari said he is proud of the governor and urged him to do more for the people.

"I am appealing to the people of Kogi State to support him so that he can achieve and deliver more dividends of democracy and achieve peace and development of the state“, the President said.

The President who disclosed this while commissioning projects in Kogi State, applauded Governor Bello for following the vision of his administration to provide gains of democracy for the people.

Buhari said his administration is working to reposition Kogi state as an investment hub through the activation of solid minerals in the state.

”I have been briefed by Governor Yahaya Bello on the numerous projects he has executed for the people, which include Confluence University of Science and Technology at Asara, Rice mill in Ejiba, hospitals in Idah, Kabba and Okene, construction of roads in the three senatorial districts, GYB model secondary schools among others."

President Buhari said there is no project that is dear in his heart like the Ajaokuta Steel Company located in Kogi State which he inherited in moribund condition from previous administrations.

"The steel company has dispute both locally and internationally.

"I am glad to say that through our concerted efforts, we are able to settle the dispute by paying some money and the company is now ready for concesioning to competent private investors that will operationalize it for the people of Kogi state and Nigerians at large.

“We are in talk with a reputable company in United State and by God grace Ajaokuta very soon will come back to serve the people of Nigeria.

“The significance of making Ajaokuta Steel working again is enormous as it will generate over 500,000 jobs for Nigerian youth and also generate high revenue for the state and the country in the tune of over 1.6 billion dollar annually.

”Nigerians should be rest assured that my administration will pursue the issue of Ajaokuta steel company to logical conclusion before I leave office as President of Nigeria."

In his remarks, Bello said today remains a historic day and a historic moment in the lives of Kogi State and indeed in the lives of entire Ebira people and other tribes in central senatorial district of the state.

”We were happy the very day you granted approval to come to Kogi State for the commissioning of few out of many projects this administration has executed for the people of Kogi state.

”When I was sworn in in the 27th of January , 2016, we were determined to serve our people and we quickly commissioned multidimensional sector to form what we call new direction blueprint.

”From that period till date, this particular document has served as a guide for accelerated development in Kogi State.

”We took our time to move round the state to determine what the people are lacking and we they really want that can improve the standard of living and every year we zero down such need to our budgetary provision and we ensured that we follow it to the letter."

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