Olawale Ibrahim, Lokoja
Kogi State Governor,Yahaya Bello has admonished the media practitioners to be objective in their reportage to move state forward.
Governor Bello gave this charge when he received in audience the members of Nigeria Union of Journalist NUJ, Kogi State Council led by the State Chairman Comrade Momohjimoh Adeiza paid a condolence visit to him at Government House in Lokoja
Bello told Journalists to the government, if it is doing good so that the government can do more and” if you are doing anything to the contrary, please equally tell us so that we take corrections.
“I always say that whatever you see me exhibiting that is good, it is exactly what my mother taught me to do. If anything to the contrary, I must have learnt it from the so
“On behalf of myself my family my extended family the government and the people of kogi state I express our profound gratitude for the concern and love you’ve been showing us all this while since my mother left this world and gone to join God Almighty and the greater world.
“I sincerely appreciate you. I lack words to Express how appreciative we are. My mother Hajia Hawau Bello lived a virtuous life. She came to this world in a very wonderful and extra ordinary miraculous way going by history that I was told.
“She lived greatly very humble but very greatly is safety in our community then whenever there was this put on any issue that required mediation however tough or hard it might be when my mother is called upon and she goes in there there is a solution. Everybody regarded are referred to her as a solution provider whenever there was any dispute and they so much accorded her respect and love for that.
He explained that his mother brought them up in a very virtuous way,,noting that she taught them how to be contented with the little or the much they have and she taught us how to be patient,
“She taught us how to be prayerful, she taught us how to respect elders, because she has self gave it to me in a miraculous way because the gap between myself and my next sister is over 10 years nobody would ever imagine that she would have me any longer and I and then I grew up under her so she taught me how to respect others she taught me to be focused she taught me to be brave to confront the challenges of this world she taught me how to be successful in whatever I am doing and she admonished me and encourage me to live in the fear of the almighty God and to touch all lives.
“She taught me and ask me to continue to secure the lives and properties of the good people of kogi state and she ask me to ensure that what she suffered in the hands of the kidnappers in 2012 where she was kept inside cave for 93 days. She said no one should ever suffer what she suffered.
“That is why aside what is enshrined in the constitution or laws, good protect lives and properties, provide welfare for the people, I’m always and always carried, encouraged by the words of my mother to ensure that Kogi state is safe and secured and I will continue to do that.
“I will continue to do that to the best of my ability and the cooperation of law enforcement agencies, you the journalists and all our prayerful and wonderful people of Kogi state”, Bello noted