Gov Yahaya Bello luggage ‘icon on security’ award

Yahaya Bello

The Association of Nigerians in Diaspora on Sunday bestowed its “Icon on Security” award on Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State.

Speaking on the presentation of the award, the President of the affiliation, Comrade Mathew Ochigbo, mentioned that the governor was chosen following his sterling efficiency on safety in Kogi state.

He mentioned “we picked Bello as a result of, amongst all of the northern states and the North Central, particularly, the governor devoted his time to the problem of safety in Kogi state.

“There is critical safety problem within the nation, particularly within the northern states, however once we take a look at Kogi state, the governor has carried out tremendously nicely.

“The state has done very well in all issues, particularly on security, so we have to single him out to recognise him internationally.”

He added that Bello’s stand on coronavirus within the state is extraordinarily commendable and “we have asked him to continue to do the good work for the benefit of the state.”

According to Ochigbo, “in April 2020, we were supposed to invite the governor to the United States to present him this award, but for COVID-19, the association could not do that.”

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He mentioned as an alternative, “we have delegated a group to present the award to the governor to spur him to continue the good work for the people of Kogi state.”

Ochigbo mentioned that the affiliation is planning a city corridor assembly in New York at which the governor will come and deal with Nigerians residing within the United States.

Responding, Gov. Bello appreciated the award, saying his efficiency on safety in Kogi was a part of the deal he signed and swore to guard lives and properties within the state.

He mentioned {that a} accountable authorities should be dedicated to defending its individuals, including that no progress may be made in an atmosphere the place there’s a safety problem.

According to him, each success, achievement and growth in a state should centre on safety, and that his authorities is not going to deviate from doing the best factor on safety for the individuals.

“We inherited a state that’s divided into non secular, tribal, and sophistication strains, thereby inflicting a whole lot of insecurity within the state. We inherited a state the place division, oppression, deprivation, injustice and imbalance had been the order of the day.

“Today, Kogi is basically united, not solely secured, we take a look at ourselves like brothers and sisters, in the entire north, I’m the one sitting governor that has constructed a chapel in authorities home for Christians.

“We are coping with non secular intolerance within the state, coupled with different achievements which are contained within the first, second and third phases of our programme for the individuals, and the fourth version will probably be launched in just a few days time.

“We are able to make all these modest achievements because we are fair, we are just, we are critical and we are open. The people must trust our government and key into our programmes and policies,” Bello mentioned.

He mentioned that there is no such thing as a hiding place for prison parts within the state, including that, if caught, the complete weight of the regulation could be utilized to anybody present in that place.

He referred to as on Nigerians in Diaspora to look backwards and are available dwelling to develop the nation for the advantage of all, and assist the governments of President Muhammadu Buhari and different governors.

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He mentioned that Nigeria is the one nation Nigerians might declare as their fatherland, stressing that everyone should make sure that the nation develops to the next degree.

Bello famous that Nigerians are doing nicely outdoors the nation, particularly in enterprise, training and entrepreneurship, calling on them to carry such endowment again to the nation.

He mentioned, “diasporans must be interested in what is happening at home, especially on those who govern them either at the national, state or local levels.”

He famous that Nigeria’s downside was only a management downside, including that diasporans should not fold their fingers and watch issues deteriorate. You should come again dwelling to take part within the governing course of.

The governor additionally famous that individuals from Kogi State are respectable members of the society, who shouldn’t let their individuals down.

The governor prayed that no indigene of the state ought to catch COVID-19 as a result of “we are preserved and respected in the society”.

He additionally referred to as on the Federal Government to develop the well being sector for the nice of Nigerians, as an alternative of utilizing the sources to buy sanitisers.

Vanguard News Nigeria

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Gov Yahaya Bello luggage ‘icon on security’ award

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