32nd anniversary: Bello prefers successor to consolidate on achievement
.Buni hails Yobe citizens despite challenges
Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has reiterated his commitment to hand over the state to a successor, who would be committed to continuity and consolidation of the legacies of his administration for the state’s development.
Governor Bello stated this in his address to mark the 32nd anniversary of the creation of Kogi, which is the last he would be celebrating as the governor.
According to him, the APC candidate, Ahmed Usman Ododo, is the candidate unanimously elected and presented to Kogi for the 2023 gubernatorial elections, noting that Ododo and Joel were the preferred successor to the GYB years.
“Today, I look to that future with an urgent imperative to ensure that we do not fall into the hands of a leadership in our state after me that will ignore the needs of our people or of our state for good governance and proportional cum accelerated development that respects our great diversity.”
“As I round off my time in office, I aim to ensure that Kogi transitions into the hands of a successor that is committed to continuity and consolidation of the far-reaching legacies of our administration and is able to keep providing our people with the empathetic, practical and transformational leadership that is so crucial to the next stage of our development.”
Meanwhile, Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State has congratulated the people on the 32nd anniversary of the state’s creation, despite security challenges.
He noted that the state was created on August 27, 1991 by the late General Sani Abacha.
Buni, in a state-wide broadcast, yesterday, in Damaturu, stated: “The people have every reason to appreciate God for the journey despite security challenges, tribulations and ugly experiences that bedevil our state.”
He, therefore, appreciated the founding fathers of Yobe, for their foresight and commitment in ensuring its creation.
“Our resilience, support and cooperation of the people had been quite rewarding in our journey so far,” he asserted, adding that the state has a lot with much hope for socio-economic prosperity.
The governor, consequently, thanked the people for supporting government policies and programmes on the post-insurgency recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction process for a better state.
He also commended Yobeans in the Diaspora for their contribution and interest in the development of the state.
Buni, therefore, enjoined the people to promote peaceful coexistence, advising that political, cultural and religious differences should not be allowed to create hate and setback in their collective task of building a prosperous state.
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