Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello has come hard on his critics who are accusing him of running a non-inclusive government, saying the resources of the state are for all and not for the elites alone.
This was as Kano State governor, Abdulahi Ganduje said that all was now set for the economic summit planned by his State to re-launch Kano as the economic hub of the northern Nigeria and beyond. Both leaders who observed their Jummat prayer with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa on Friday spoke to State House correspondents at the end of the worship.
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State Bello expressed gratitude to God for His healing mercy upon the President and thanked the President for the appointment of Professor Steven Ikani Ocheni as a ministerial nominee to replace late James Ocholi.
He said: “It’s usual we come on Fridays and we follow Mr President to pray Jumat prayers and we are happy that he is getting stronger and stronger by the day and we can only thank Almighty Allah for this wonderful job that he has done for this country.
“I only urge all Nigerians to continue to pray and give him all the necessary support. Nigeria is going to be better. “I thank the good people of Kogi state. Today, we have a ministerial nominee. Professor Steven Ikani Ocheni is a renowned professor. He is versatile, a workaholic.
He is never tired and I am very sure he is going to make Mr President very proud. He is going to make Nigeria proud and the good people of Kogi state proud and we thank Mr President for this wonderful nomination.
Speaking on the on economic developments in Kogi State, Bello said that investors from America and Europe had been flooding his state for investments, saying that dark days were over. “In the last 13 or 14 months that I took over office, if you have been there, you would know that Kogi is changing from the dark days to the present economic prosperity. A whole lot has been done. We are following our economic blueprint and things are changing.
On his part, the Kano governor, Ganduje said that the summit would enhance economic activities of the State. “The economic summit is coming up on the 24 of April. We are grateful to Mr President for bringing peace and stability to Nigeria, especially for fighting the insurgency in the North east of Nigeria, that is main economic hindrance especially here in the North.
Having attained a high degree of stability now, I think it is imperative to open our doors, Kano being the commercial nerve centre of the North and the commercial nerve centre of some West African countries.
Source – Vanguard