By Boluwaji Obahopo
LOKOJA—Kogi State Commissioner for Finance, Idris Asiru, has assured Okun Yoruba-speaking people of the state government’s commitment to develop their area after years of neglect by previous administrations.
Asiru, who stated this yesterday at Isanlu, headquarters of Yagba East Local Government Area, said road rehabilitation and provision of water and health facilities were some of the plans in the offing for the Okunland.
He said Governor Yahaya Bello was fully aware of the difficulty faced by the people to access some social facilities and had decided to intervene by revitalising some old facilities and providing new ones.
The commissioner, who spoke at a civic reception organised in his honour, described the emergence of Governor Bello as an answer to sincere prayers of patriotic people of the state.
He said: “Bello is a visionary leader that will make Kogi fulfill its potential and make Okunland to witness rapid infrastructure development.
“Governor Bello is Godsent to wipe our tears in Kogi State. Our years of neglect in Okunland are over.”
He commended the governor for making the state a safe place to live and work for the people, adding that robbery and kidnapping had reduced greatly in the past eight months.
He also said the hydra-headed problem of ghost workers, which had kept the state in bondage for years, had finally been solved with the courage and determination exhibited by the governor.
He appealed to all aggrieved politicians in the area to bury their differences and join hands with the governor to move the state forward.