Kogi Governor promises more investment in culture, tourism to create jobs, wealth



The Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has promised to invest more resources in the culture and tourism sector to create jobs for the youths and as improve the revenue base of the state.

Kogi CoS ,Hon Jamiu Asuku flanked by other govt. Officials

The Governor was speaking weekend, during the lunch of an Album titled “Ohi Meyi” authored by Yusuf Juwa Ozi Okara at the Reverton Hotel Lokoja Kogi State.

The Kogi State Commissioner for culture and tourism with Juwa, the Author of the album at the launch on Saturday in Lokoja

The Governor who was represented by his Chief of Staff, (CoS), Abdulkarim Muhammed Jamiu Asuku, said that the revenue from oil has dwindled and can no longer be relied upon, hence the need to diversify.

Kogi CoS with other guests at the launch of the album

The Governor assured the entertainment sector in the state of his continued support to ensure that they are always in business.

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He called on the people of the state and other Nigeria, to take advantage of the tourism potentials in the state, particularly the confluence of the Rivers Niger and Benue.

Kogi CoS at the Album launch on saturday in Lokoja , kogi state capital

He said there would be return on their investment, saying that his administration has and would continue to ensure a secured environment for the people and would be investors.

The organizer, SSA on Electronic Media, Mrs Billie Nwogu, and the author, Juwa at the launch on Saturday in Lokoja

“For our youths who will want to go into the entertainment industry, be rest assured that my administration would continue to support you to grow. I also used this opportunity to call on Kogi indegenes and other Nigerians to invest in Kogi State. I encourage you to tap into the tourism potentials which abounds in Kogi State.

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Earlier the organizers of the occasion thanked the Governor for his support which they said has helped them to survive the difficult time occasioned by paucity of funds.

Speaking on behalf of the organizers, Mrs Avoyi Nwogu, who is also a Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Electronic Media, called for support from other well to do individuals, so as to sustain the entertainment industry in the state.

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