The Director General, Media and Publicity to the Governor of Kogi State, Kingsley Fanwo, has said the people of Kogi State are already getting abreast of the leadership style of Governor Yahaya Bello.
Addressing a Christian congregation at the Chapel of Freedom, Lokoja, Sunday, Fanwo said the Governor has a divine mandate to fix Kogi State and right the wrong of the past.
He said Kogi State was in shambles before the advent of the present administration, saying Governor Yahaya Bello is well equipped to handle the challenges of fixing the State.
His words, “Kogi State was on her knees before the advent of the present administration. The State was bedeviled with thousands of ghost workers, poor roads, failed healthcare, education in ruins and gross insecurity.
“But today, Governor Yahaya Bello has restored the confidence of the Kogi people. Lokoja is cleaner and has better roads, the Governor is working hard to provide water, security and better education. Today, road projects are going on across the three Senatorial Districts of the State and the Fair Healthcare Scheme will help give healthcare services to people at a ridiculously low cost.
“The decision of the Governor to ensure ghost workers have no place in a new Kogi State was informed by a determination to check the waste of State resources in order to better serve the people of the State."
Fanwo thanked members of the congregation for their prayers during the court processes, which dragged to the Supreme Court, saying the determination of the cases showed that God is involved in the affairs of Kogi State. He said the Governor is open to working with his opponents who are ready to put Kogi first, urging the church to intensify prayers to ensure the Governor succeeds to the benefit of the people.
According to him, Governor Yahaya Bello has identified corruption as a major bane militating against the progress of the State, assuring the people that the Governor will fight against corruption, no matter who is involved.
“Corruption is a big issue in the State. The Governor is suffused with a great determination to fight corruption through legal means. The institution of a Judicial Commission of Inquiry was not targeted at anyone but a system that failed in the past. The best way to stop the future from failure is to look back to see where we hit our foot against the stone."
The Director General urged the youth in the State to key into the New Direction Agenda of the present administration in the State in order to synergize with government to develop the State and empower the people.
He said the Governor’s working visit to the Greater Lokoja Water Project was to assess the state of facilities at the place as well as ensure that the contractors handling the project conform to the terms of agreement, insisting that government will review all existing agreements that are not in tandem with the interest of the people of Kogi State.