From: Ahmad Ibrahim, Lokoja
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State was sworn in for another term of four years by the state chief judge, Justice Nasiru Ajanah at a colourful ceremony at the Government House , Lokoja yesterday.
The governor, who took oath of office along with his deputy, Edward Onoja, called on the people of the state to put aside their differences, and joined hands with his administration so as to take the state to another level of development, as he begins another term in office.
He assured that he would redouble his effort in consolidating the numerous achievements recorded in the last four years, and called for the support of all and sundry, to enable him deliver more democracy dividends.
He further pointed out that since he considered the entire state as his constituency, he would strive to spread development across the three senatorial districts, insisting that every segment would be carried along in the scheme of things.
“It is on this note that I enjoined all kogites to look forward to the next four years with optimism and great expectation . We will do everything in our power as government to make sure that the state is productive , prosperous and peaceful” he said
Governor Bello promised to accord agriculture top priority for improved food security , mass employment and increase in Internally generated revenue , adding that agricultural revolution which he has kick started in the first term would be taking to the next level for improved productivity.
Equally, the governor promised to embark on large scale urban renewal projects that would further transform Lokoja into a resilient capital city with modern utilities attractive to tourists, even as he assured that human empowerment would be given top priority.
The governor therefore appealed to the people of the state to give their cooperation and support to the government by ensuring that there is peace and adequate security of lives and property in the state to enable the government transformed the state.
The occasion which brought people from within and outside the state, attracted about ten governors elected under the platform of the All Progressives Congress.