The Kogi State Government has doused lingering speculations over the health of the state Governor Yahaya Bello following his sudden travel abroad.
A statement from the Office of Director-General, Media and Publicity, Mr. Fanwo Kingsley, in the state allayed such fears, saying the governor is hale and healthy.
He said Governor Bello is on two weeks break and would resume on November 12, 2016.
The statement read: “My attention has been drawn to the spurious rumour doing the round that there are concerns over the health of the Kogi State Governor, Alh. Yahaya Bello.
“I want to state clearly here for the avoidance of doubt that the rumour lacks any iota of truth. It is a reflection of the depth the enemies of Kogi State have gone in their desperate angst against fate.
“To put the record straight, the Governor is hale and hearty, healthy and unwavering in his vigour to make Kogi State the Confluence of Excellence.
“I urge all Kogites of goodwill to discountenance the rumour as His Excellency will return from his two weeks break on the 12th of November, 2016.
“Let me also thank the good people of Kogi State for their love and sense of solidarity”.