Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello has lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for his anti-corruption crusade and efforts in stabilizing the economy.
According to Governor Bello, President Buhari has removed the economy from the “woods of corruption and corruption-driven recession,” saying the “fiscal responsibility of Buhari has cured the nation of the “irresponsible economic policies of the past.”
In a statement in Lokoja through his Director General on Media and Publicity, Kingsley Fanwo, Yahaya Bello described Buhari as ‘incorruptible’ and expressed confidence that Nigerians will choose transparency over corruption in the 2019 Presidential election. His words:
“President Muhammadu Buhari stands tall among transparent leaders around the world. He is an example of a leader who is incorruptible and impeccably transparent.
“Nigerians will clear the doubts of those who think four years is enough to forget the rot of the past. Nobody is underestimating the importance and strength of some politicians. They were all part of the movement that stopped the rot in 2015.
“However, Nigerians should not forget that the poster of the revolution against corruption and impunity was the cherubic Muhammadu Buhari. He is one man that is trusted by the masses of this nation. He was in Kano and the city reminded those who thought they can displace him in 2019 that there won’t be vacancy in Aso Rock that year.”
While assuring that his administration will continue to deliver democracy dividends to the people of the state, the governor said the success story in the agricultural sector of the state is a “clear indication of the power of change and an indomitable desire to rebound the economy of the nation.”
Gov. Yahaya Bello has also commended the Federal Government and other stakeholders for the completion of three turbines power generation at Geregu Power Plant in the state.
At the 22nd Power Sector Monthly Meeting with power stakeholders and other participants held at Geregu Power Plc, Ajaokuta, the governor expressed his appreciation to the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, the President and the Vice President for the good job they had been doing in the power sector.
“We are glad that there is a relative improvement in the power generation and transmission across Nigeria, especially in Kogi.
“The Federal Government has virtually solved all the power problems but we need a little patience to identify the communities which do not have electricity in Kogi to install the required transformers.
“I want to encourage investors to make enough investment in power distribution so that various communities at the grassroots in Kogi and Nigeria at large can begin to enjoy the benefits.
“When we assumed office, we met a dispute regarding Kabba Power Transmission substation, but we immediately waded in and resolved the issues for the work to be completed,” he said.
The governor further noted that the state government had made efforts to reduce cases of reported and unreported kidnapping and armed robbery cases in the state.
“Without adequate security, the power plant here will not be safe and we will not be talking about generation, transmission or distribution.
“We have been supporting and equipping our security agencies to ensure that the contractors and their workers working on the roads are safe and secure.”