Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has promised to deal decisively with anyone caught arming the youths to perpetuate evil and fuelling insecurity in Kogi state.
In a statement by Onogwu Muhammed, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, said that Governor Bello made the promise on Saturday in Kano in an address he delivered when the leadership of the Ebira sociocultural group, Ebira Peoples Association hosted him at the prestigious Bristol Palace Hotel, Kano.
He stressed why his administration takes the issue of security of lives and property of Kogi State seriously and said he would not relent until those trying to retool enemies of the state are made to face the full wrath of the law.
The governor noted that he knew what security entails, hence his decision to make it an utmost priority in his administration and appealed for the support of his kinsmen and the entire state for progress to be achieved in that regard.
“It is our collective destiny to change the narratives about our society. We can collectively determine the prism by which we are judged by outsiders, the onus is on us to always show our good side at all times” he noted.
The Governor, who praised Ebira people for their hard work and tenacity wherever they find themselves, described them as enterprising and passionate, and urged them to continue to show exemplary character in their host communities.
He then expressed gratitude to the association for the support he has enjoyed since his assumption of office as governor, and urged them to sustain the gesture.
Governor Bello said 2019 election was crucial to the consolidation of the progress already made in the state and the country and called on all Ebira wherever they are to give their maximum support to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
He declared that electing President Muhammadu Buhari in this year’s election was important to the continued prosperity of Nigeria and Nigerians, and called for the support of Ebira Community for Governor Umar Ganduje of Kano State and other APC flag bearers.
The event had in attendance the Ohinoyi of Ebira Community in Kano and Jigawa states, Alhaji Aliyu Abdulmalik, EPA Chairman, Pharmacist Mahmod Odidi Ozigi, head of Kano Women Wing of the association, Hajia Maimunat Salihu, head of Ebira Youth Commarade Adam Shuaibu, representatives of elders and others.
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