“STAY IN YOUR LOCAL GOVERNMENT” – GOV BELLO TO LGAs TRANSITION CHAIRPERSONS

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Kogi State Governor, His Excellency Yahaya Bello, charges the newly inaugurated chairpersons of the 21 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in the state to take the issue of safety and security of their respective locality seriously and ensure that their people feel their positive impact, through adequate welfarism.

Addressing them on Tuesday after administering the oath of office and secrecy, Governor Bello emphasizes the paramount importance of prioritizing safety and security within their respective localities. He urges them to leave an indelible mark by exceeding the achievements of their predecessors, particularly in the crucial domain of ensuring security.

Governor Bello acknowledges the substantial workload awaiting them but expressed confidence that, with collaborative efforts and cooperation with stakeholders, they could succeed. He highlights that his outgoing administration and the previous chairmen have laid the groundwork for their smooth transition, advising them to carry every stakeholder along in their new responsibilities.

Emphasizing the imperative of serving the people diligently, Governor Bello cautions that their appointments were not for displaying affluence but required them to work and engage with diverse stakeholders. He stresses that Local Government administration under their leadership would not follow the usual routine.

The Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Bar. Deedat Salami-Ozigi, clarified that the event aimed to inaugurate those responsible for discharging security responsibilities in their respective localities. He explained that the appointment of caretaker chairpersons followed the expiration of the tenure of the former democratically elected chairmen of the 21 LGAs.

Commending Governor Bello’s commitment to peaceful coexistence and security, Ozigi highlighted the positive reception of recent steps taken to reposition the state.

One of the inaugurated caretaker chairmen, Comrade Adamu Abdullahi, representing Lokoja Local Government, expressed readiness to sustain the achievements of their predecessors. He outlined a focus on security, empowerment, and fostering socio-economic growth and development in the state capital.

Those inaugurated included, Rasheed Bashiru Okatengwu (Adavi), Haruna Aliyu Ogido (Ajaokuta), Adamu Yahaya Mohammed (Ankpa),Theophilus Adama (Bassa), John Urah (Dekina), Emmanuel Uge (Ibaji), Amade Egwuda Ochuenu (Idah), Cosmas Attabor Ilemona (Igalamela-Odolu), Ibrahim Haruna (Ijumu), Barr. Zaccaeus Dare Michael (Kabba-Bunu), Musa Abdulmalik (kogi)
Others are Abdullahi Adamu (Lokoja), Ademola Bello (Mopa-Muro), Hassan Atawodi (Ofu), Rosemary Ohiezu (Ogori-Magongo), Monday Amoke Odu (Okehi), Enesi Ahmed Nuhu (Okene), Ameh Williams O (Olamaboro), Edibo Ameh Mark (Omala), Dare Joshua Venza (Yagba West) and Tosin Olokun (Yagba EAST

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