By Olawale Ibrahim , Lokoja
The Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has urged the governor of Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello to sustain his effort in providing security for his state, noting Kogi is central to the nation’s peace and development.
This was contained in press statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Muhammed Onogwu copy of which was made available to newsmen in Lokoja on Monday.
Obasanjo at a closed-door meeting with Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello, explained that the fight against insecurity should have everybody on board, stressing that governors should involve everyone to ensure insecurity is curtailed in Nigeria.
The former President lauded Governor Bello for his developmental efforts in the state especially in the areas of youth and women inclusion in politics and governance, infrastructure, health and education,
Obasanjo charged Governor Bello to continue to be an advocate for youth involvement in governance.
Responding, Governor Bello thanked President Olusegun Obasanjo for his statesman’s role, fatherly disposition and wealth of wisdom which the young leaders are privileged to tap from.
Bello noted that though his state is surrounded by 10 other states and the FCT making it the nexus between the South and North, West and East of Nigeria, Kogi, one of the 19 Northern States, stands in stoic defence against criminal elements thus gaining acclaim as one of the safest in the country.
Bello assured former President Obasanjo that he will not rest in the fight to ensure total safety for his people and will continue to do his best to ensure his electoral promises are fulfilled. He prayed God to continue to protect the statesman with good health and long life.