Gov. Bello Silence His Critics With Projects
Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has continued to silence his critics with achievements prompting those who hitherto expressed some form of reservations to continue to have a rethink.
Bello’s imprints are very visible in the state despite paucity of funds being experience by various arms of government in the country. His leadership style is well-intended towards creating the new Kogi.
Development economists assert that the top priority of any government can be deduced from its budgetary allocations. What matters to the government is what its places on its priority scale
His footprints can also be seen in various sectors. This brings a new impetus to the development and growth of the state that would lead it to the promised land of greatness.
Being the youngest state chief executive amongst the 36 elected in the country, Bello has brought some zest and youthful energies to the task of leading the state.
Six years down the lane, critics who had initially thought the Ebira born businessman turned politician will have nothing to offer are now seeing the light and the capacity of the young man in governance
In the area of road constructions, a lot of projects are either ongoing or have been completed by the state government.
Lokoja, the state capital township roads is currently undergoing construction and rehabilitation, including the much talk about Ganaja junction flyover bridge, a project that is expected to change the environment aesthetic of the city
Road construction in the state is not limited to the state capital as similar legacy projects are also ongoing in Okene and Kabba township roads simultaneously.
The same attention is being given to several roads in Kogi East such as Anyigba, Ejule, umomi, Ugwolawo, Ajaka to Idah roads which would soon be commissioned.
A lover of physical wellbeing, Gov. Bello has made a lot of investment in the healthcare sector in the state
It is to his credit that many of the healthcare facilities across the state are enjoying facelift via construction, remodeling and rehabilitation.
For instance, the Specialist Hospital in Lokoja is currently being remodelled to bring it up to date to meet up the upsurge in demand.
Highlight of the project is the provision of complete facility upgrade.
The same attention is being accorded to the Zonal Hospital in Idah , which is being upgraded to a specialist status and also ready for commissioned.
The state government is also embarking on the construction of state of the heart reference hospital in Okene. When completed, it will be among the best in the country
Realising the importance of education as leveler and to the national development, the Bello led administration has established a new institution called the Confluence University of science and technology at Osara. The university has since took off.
He has also upgraded and provided needed infrastructural development in Kogi State College of Education, Kabba, Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja and other tertiary institutions in the state.
The governor didn’t left out Primary and secondary schools. There is ongoing construction of primary and secondary school blocks across the state this include the ongoing constructions of GYB Model Schools across the state.
In the area of Security, the governor has received praises and commendation across the country in this regard. Several notable organizations including the Nigeria police force have conferred best Security conscience governor awards on the governor. In addition to the efforts in securing the state, the issue of insecurity occasioned by high rate of unemployment, the state government has designed and implemented series of programmes aimed at youth empowerment by engaging youths to man various leadership positions in the state.
In signing up to the aspirations of the federal government towards food sufficiency, the Bello led administration has placed more attention to agriculture leading to the establishment of rice mill factory at Ojeba, Yagba West area of the state.
Governor Bello has resolved to make Kogi State as a model state in Northern central Nigeria and entire country, and his uncanny reputation for purposeful leadership by prioritizing the agenda of the government
In all, Governor Bello is leading the way through his methodic approach to governance by ensuring that the priority of his administration is shared with the people, so that its implementation is accountable and measurable.