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Obasanjo meets Gov. Bello, says Kogi central to nation’s development

He urged the governor to sustain his efforts in providing security for his state.

• March 1, 2021
Bello and Obj
Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello and Former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo

Obasanjo lauds Kogi Gov Bello for good governance, tackling insecurity

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has commended Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi for providing security, good governance, and infrastructure building in the state.

The Chief Press Secretary to Mr. Bello, Mohammed Onogwu, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.

Mr. Onogwu, who quoted Obasanjo as making the commendation when he met with the governor on Sunday in Abuja, added that the former president urged him to sustain the efforts.

According to the statement, Mr. Obasanjo, while commending Mr. Bello for successfully tackling insecurity, said Kogi was central to the nation’s development.

He urged the governor to sustain his efforts in providing security for his state, noting that Kogi was central to the nation’s peace and development.

The former president noted that the fight against insecurity should have everybody on board, stressing that governors should involve everyone to ensure insecurity is curtailed in Nigeria.

Obasanjo urged the governor to continue to be an advocate for youths’ involvement in governance.

Responding, Mr. Bello thanked the former president for his statesman’s role, fatherly disposition, and wealth of wisdom which young leaders are privileged to tap from.


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