Kogi Can Be Great, With the Right Leadership – Osinbajo



Nigeria’s Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, said on Thursday, August 1, that Kogi has everything it requires to make it great if its resources are well harnessed with the right vision and leadership.

Osinbajo, represented by the director-general of the Consumer Protection Council (CPC), Babatunde Irukera, stated this at the unveiling of ‘Kogi vision’ in Abuja, initiated by Dr. Tom Ohikere, a former Commissioner of information, kogi state.

The vice president described Kogi as a state with diversity and confluence of opportunities, critical for the development of the state and the nation.

“Kogi is Nigeria. It is the only state in Nigeria where there is legitimate `oba’, legitimate `igwe’ and legitimate `emir’, that is the picture of our nation.

Dr.Tom Ohikere, initiator, ‘kogi vision’

“It shares borders with 10 states including the FCT, endowed with the most mineral resources in the entire country.

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“But, under the right leadership, vision, diversity is not a disadvantage. As a matter of fact it is the greatest asset any people can have,” he said.

He noted that the confluence state is a platform for the best of Nigeria to emerge, both from human capital and obviously from the natural capital.

“Under a clear vision, under the right steering and with a right rowing, only then can we ensure that both possibilities and opportunities truly become optimised,” he added stressing that no matter how well the state is doing today, it is still not at the possible best it could be.

“In our life time, we must make sure that Kogi does as well as it can do. If Kogi does well as it can do, we will materially change not just the face of the state, but the course of the entire nation,” he said.

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On his part, Governor Yahaya Bello urged investors to do business in the state, saying a lot of untapped opportunities are available in the Kogi.

Represented by Senator Oseni Yakubu, Bello said his administration was tackling the issue of insecurity while embarking on infrastructural development that would take the state to greater heights.

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