By Boluwaji Obahopo
LOKOJA—Kogi Sate governor, Yahaya Bello, has charged Nigerians to be patient with President Muhammadu Buhari over the present economic recession in the country.
According to him, Nigeria will be out of the economic malaise within the shortest possible time.
The governor, who stated this in Lokoja shortly after observing the Eid-el-kabir prayer at Felele Central Praying Ground accompanied by a large crowd that followed him to Government House after the prayer.
He also said the state had keyed into the economic blueprint of the Federal Government in the area of providing employment to youths.
According to him, “over 100,000 youths and women would be empowered through the line up empowerment programmes of the state government.
“My administration is youth based; we are rolling out this employment scheme as a way of reducing unemployment and to prevent ‘Abuja-based politicians’ from using them to cause crises in the state.”
Bello, who sued for peace and unity among the people of the state, irrespective of religion and ethnic affinity, urged them to live together as one entity to enable the state enjoy the patronage of foreign investors.
The Chief Imam of Lokoja, Alhaji Abdullahi Baba, in his sermon, cautioned Muslims against bad conduct, saying “it is imperative for Muslims to embrace good conduct which is the basis of the Eid-El-Kabir.”