BY BOLUWAJI OBAHOPO
LOKOJA – Kogi Sate Governor, Yahaya Bello, has charged Nigerian to be patient with President Muhammadu Buhari over the present economic recession; said in no distant time, Nigeria will be out of the economic comatose.
Bello while assuring Nigeria said the economic position of the country presently may not look good enough, said he knows that the President has what it takes to move the country out of the recession.
Governor Bello stated this in Lokoja shortly after observing the Eid-el-kabir prayer in at the Felele central praying ground where he was accompanied by large crowd who waited and follow him to government House after the prayer.
The Governor also said the state has keyed into the economic blue print of the Federal government in area of providing employment to the teaming unemployed youths.
“Over 100,000 youth 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, “We are doing our best to woo foreign investors to the state and without absolute peace and unity among the people, the state cannot enjoy such opportunity”, the governor said.
The Chief Imam of Lokoja, Alhaji Abdullahi Baba in his sermon cautioned Muslims against bad conduct, “It is imperative for Muslims to embrace good conduct which is the basis of the Eid-El-Kabir.”
While reminding them of death that can occurred at any time, the Islamic cleric charged them to love one another and support the governor, said Bello have shown sign of improving the living standard of the people.
The Imam while praying for Kogi state and the country at large, urged Nigerians to be patience with their leaders, assuring that with patience and perseverance the country can be better again.