I write, on behalf of the Governing Council, Academic Board, Management, staff and students of Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja, to congratulate His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello, on his most-deserved conferment with the iconic National Honour of the Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON).
Your Excellency, Sir, the honour is most-deserved because, in both your private and public commitments, you have continued to demonstrate uncommon passion, zeal and patriotism required for the actualisation of the Nigerian Project.
Your uncommon commitment to the Nigerian Project has manifested in the encouragement of unity in diversity, in youth consciousness and involvement in governance, in moral revival and in both the fiscal and physical development of Kogi State.
As an Executive Governor of a State with virtually all the multidimensional characters of the Nigerian Federation, you have demonstrated an unqualified capacity for cohesive and inclusive governance through a model of development agenda encapsulated in the New Direction Blueprint.
This is evidenced in your commitment to youth inclusiveness in governance, in religious and cultural tolerance, in gender balance, in monetary and fiscal policy, in health management, in agricultural evolution, in the repositioning of the education sector, and lots more.
Above all, you have been a shining example of youthful drive and unwavering vigour in governance, showing relentlessly that with the youths’ continued involvement in leadership, the future of our nation is fully assured.
At Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja, we are a living example of your indelible imprint, and we are ever proud to showcase your impact on the world stage.
Once again, Your Excellency, congratulations for the most deserved iconic
National Honour, even as we expect many more to come your way in the days and years ahead.
Salisu Ogbo Usman PhD, FCIA, FABEN