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Bello, Adams, others preach harmonious North-South relationship  

By Seye Olumide
30 January 2022   |   3:47 am
Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello and Aare Onakakanfo of Yoruba land, Iba Gani Adams, yesterday, underscored the need for the southern and the northern part of the country to continue toe path of strong and lasting relationship that will sustain the unity and indivisibility of Nigeria.

Gov. Yahaya Bello. Photo; TWITTER/LUGARDHOUSE

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello and Aare Onakakanfo of Yoruba land, Iba Gani Adams, yesterday, underscored the need for the southern and the northern part of the country to continue toe path of strong and lasting relationship that will sustain the unity and indivisibility of Nigeria.

While Bello promised to continue to be a bridge builder between the two regions based on the geographical location of Kogi in Nigeria, Adams emphasised the need to improve on the security architecture of the country.

Aare Onakakanfo admonished Bello to embrace the concept of the new security outfit code named Amotekun in his state.

The duo spoke in Kabba, Kogi State, at the 8th edition of Oodua Progressive Union (OPU) tagged: ‘Kabba 2022’

The Secretary to Kogi State government, Mrs. Folashade Arike Ayoade, who represented Bello, appreciated Adams for using the OPU platform to create a new bond between Kogi and the people of the diaspora.

“Our amiable governor is a bridge builder and I am sure His Excellency will continue to bridge the gap between the north and the south.”

Adams, who is the global convener of the diaspora group, noted that though Kogi is peaceful, there is need to beef up security across the state.

He applauded the efforts of the governor in driving the economic fortunes of the state, adding that the OPU congress in Kabba had really helped Nigerians in diaspora to know more about Kogi.