By Olawale Ibrahim, Lokoja
The Emir of Kano, Dr. Aminu Ado Bayero has commended Governor Yahaya Bello’s administration for the watertight strategies against insecurity in Kogi state.
He charged the governor to sustain his onslaught against criminal elements in his state.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Muhammed Onogwu, a copy of which was made available to newsmen in Lokoja on Monday.
The Royal Father in his statement emphasized that no society develops in the absence of peace, noting that peace is the foundation of every societal growth and when one segment of the society is in turmoil, all others are ultimately opened to inherent dangers and resultant effects.
He urged everyone to be fully involved in the fight against insecurity.
The governor who met with the Emir in Abuja on Sunday appreciated him for recognizing his effort in the fight against insecurity and also acknowledging the development strides the state has recorded under his administration.
Bello disclosed that before he assumed office, the Confluence state was hitherto the kidnap capital of Nigeria where dreaded kidnappers and other criminal elements reigned with impunity, stressing that his administration has, however, changed the situation as Kogi state is now a safe haven for citizens and prospective investors within and outside Nigeria.
He thanked the Royal Father for his continued support for leaders in authority while urging him to continue to leave his door open for young leaders and followers who come to tap from his wisdom.