Kogi governor, Yahaya Bello, claims to have repositioned the state for a prosperous and better future.
At the celebration of the 31st anniversary of the state’s founding on Saturday, the governor made this statement.
Bello praised past administrations while claiming that his government’s contributions in various fields, such as infrastructure, security, health, and education, are unparalleled.
He said that his government had been successful in using the state’s abundant mineral and people resources wisely for development.
“We appreciate our founding fathers and those persons, leaders and citizens alike, who have gone before. They are the giants on whose shoulders we stand. We also thank those who are working alongside us today, both in and out of government over the last 6-and-a-half years,” he said.
“There is plenty of evidence that what we have accomplished in this administration has helped to leapfrog progress in our state today. This has not happened by chance. As you know, we came to government with a well-defined blueprint and massive political will determined to make a positive difference for you.
“Even if it amounts to tooting our own horn, we will have to insist that the Yahaya Bello Administration has made impressive efforts to reposition Kogi State for the future. This has the direct effect of enhancing our ability to take advantage of our vast endowments in human and other natural resources for development purposes.”