The Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) has bestowed a Role Model Award of Excellence in Education Development on the Governor of Kogi State, His Excellency, Yahaya Bello.
The reputable Nigeria media professional body confers the award on Governor Bello in Abuja on Tuesday, 18th of May, 2021.
The union, having highlighted the governor’s role in gender equality in government, disclosed that he has performed mightily in the area of Education as well.
The leadership of the body noted that the decision to crown the governor for his giant strides was not made by any individual but through a collective assessment the body carried out. It hinted that Kogi State is the only state from north-central Nigeria with a female SSG while adding that the governor has also done excellently in security, infrastructure, civil service reforms, youth, and women empowerment.
The administration of the governor is said to have ushered in tremendous development in the area of education in Kogi State and some of the projects in the sector include the building of a full-fledged Scientifically based academic citadel, the Confluence University of Science and Technology, Osara; construction of the College of Medicine, Prince Abubakar Audu University, Anyigba; infrastructure development at Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja; college of education in Kabba and Ankpa respectively and so on.