Disregard those calling for restructuring, Kogi governor urges Nigerians

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Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello [Photo Credit: The News Nigeria]

The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has called on Nigerians to disregard calls for the restructuring of the country, describing such calls as mere political deceit.

The governor made the call on Thursday in Lokoja, the state capital, during a meeting with leaders of the organised labour.

He described those behind the agitation for the break-up and restructuring of the country as real enemies of the country, stressing that Nigeria under President Muhammadu Buhari is on the path of restoring its lost glory.

He appealed to Nigerians to support the federal government in its determination to right the wrongs of the past, noting that the president had since assumption of office made practical efforts to unite every segment of the Nigerian federation.

According to him, “Every country has their unique challenges, but are making effort to overcome these challenges collectively irrespective of their cultural, religious or political differences.”

The governor said Nigeria is a blessed country with the prospect of a great nation and urged the people to support the government by being patriotic and peaceful.

He noted that his administration has since assumption of office in the state taken bold steps to improve critical infrastructure such as road, rural electrification, water and quality health-care for the people of the state.

Mr. Bello called for the unity of the country as it stands to gain more when their people live and work together. He said on his part, he would continue to advocate oneness among the different ethnic groups in the state as exemplified in governance of the state since assumption and urged the people to watch out for sincere leaders who believe in the unity and oneness of the country and throw their support behind them.

He expressed his administration’s commitment in taking Kogi State to an enviable height hence the civil service reform for an accurate data base for planning.

He advised the people of the stte to refrain from peddling rumours, saying the present administration’s activities could be accessed from the its website, kogistate.gov.ng.


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  • Suleiman JimohAkanbi

    Governor Yahaya is very intelligent. I have always been admiring him. Now I confirm he is higly intelligent because I know my in my mind restructuring is nothing but another lying. Corruption is our big problem, project implementation failures etc. etc. look at this ” The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has called on Nigerians to disregard calls for the restructuring of the country, describing such calls as mere political deceit.”
    I urge Nigerian to ask their governors leaders to spend money according to what is meant for period.

    • Adele Uhuru

      Yahaya is a dummy.

    • Emona

      You really don’t know what we mean by restructuring. Economic factor is included, equal representation at the federal level is included, greater power to states to cutivate, harvest its resources and then pay returns to the central. I agree corruption is a problem here but we need to upgrade our method of fighting crime from catching criminals to crime prevention. And with the decentralization of the police force from federal to state police for example, the police will be better equipped to fight and prevent crime. Restructuring is the only answer to the Nigerian problems.

  • ed

    Fulani’s terrorist herdsmen killers are not going to allow Nigerian the freedom to achieve their potential. Bello exemplified what’s wrong with Nigerian.
    A governor that was imposed on the Kogi People by President Buhari and the Fulani’s colonial caliphate that controlled the system.
    Why would he want restructure or self determination for what they believe are their slaves in the south and middle Belt,

  • aisha ani

    Dino, you’ve being warned.