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  • Updated: December 29, 2022

Residents Of Kogi Excited As President Buhari Visits

Residents of Kogi State expressed joy over the visit of President Muhammadu Buhari for the commissioning of Governor Yahaya Bello’s legacy projects.

According to the residents on Thursday in Lokoja the state capital, the visit is the best thing that has happened to Kogi since Bello’s assumption of office as Governor on January 27, 2016.

Eunice Idoko, a retired teacher, said: “This is the first time President Muhammadu Buhari is visiting Kogi since he became our leader.

“We, the residents of Kogi are very grateful to the president for appreciating and considering what our governor is doing in terms of infrastructure development."

Also speaking, Sunday Karimi, APC flag bearer, Kogi West Senatorial District, said the visit was in fulfillment of what was long overdue and expected by Nigerians to witness President Buhari’s visit to Kogi.

Karimi said that he as other residents of Kogi were very satisfied that the legacy projects of Gov. Bello had been successfully commissioned by the president.

Also Alhaji Jibrin Momoh, the State Accountant-General, the visit of the president was “very apt and historic”.

He congratulated his boss Gov Yahaya Bello for a quality service delivery in kogi, in terms of developmental capital projects.

“Little did the masses know that something like this visit, which will remain memorable in the history of our dear state will ever happen to us."

Also, the Executive Secretary, Kogi Office For Disability Affairs, Zacchaeus Michael, said the triumphant entry of Buhari to Kogi to officially commission star projects, was a blessing to the people of the state.

He said that members of his Commission, disability community and the teaming supporters of All Progressives Congress are proud of Bello, whose achievements he said surpassed all other administrations put together.

Some of the projects commissioned included the Referral Hospital, Okene; Ganaja Flyover, the first of its kind and Confluence University of Technology (CUSTECH), Osara.

Others were Confluence Rice Mill, Ejoba; GYB Model Science secondary schools, Adankolo and Township road network in Idah, Okene and Kabba.

President Buhari has concluded the projects commissioning and since returned to Abuja.


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