Kogi Governor To Empower Over 100,000 Youths And Women
Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has promised to empower at least 100,000 youths and women through the line-up empowerment programme of the state government.
He said his administration had prioritised the well-being of youths and promised to empower them so as to prevent some politicians from using them to cause crises in the state.
The Governor made the pledge on Tuesday while addressing the multitude of people who paid him a solidarity visit in the spirit of the Sallah celebration at the Government House in Lokoja, Kogi State’s capital.
He urged the people of the state to be patient with President Muhammadu Buhari over Nigeria’s economic recession.
Governor Bello also urged them to uphold peace and unity among themselves, irrespective of their religion and ethnicity.
He promised equity in carrying out his duty as governor and vowed to wipe out corrupt practices in the state in north-central Nigeria.
The traditional ruler of Lokoja, Muhammadu Maikarfi and his subjects were among the multitude at the Government House, to show their support for the administration in power.
The monarch, who is also the state’s Chairman, Traditional Council of Chiefs, thanked the Governor for his patience in leading the people of Kogi State.
He appealed to him to forgive those who threw stones at his convoy and called on Muslim faithful to embrace good conduct which he described as the basis of the Eid-el-Kabir.