The civil right advocates and one of the leading opposition figures in Kogi state Usman Okai Austin has described Governor Alhaji Yahaya Bello’s one year in office as a disaster foretold, dismissing his administration as a ‘one Chance government’.
In a statement signed by Usman Okai Austin, he lamented the cruelty and fate that has befallen the State.
He further laments that the confluence state never had it so bad since its creation in 1991, the outspoken figure said even the former Milltary administrators of the state are rated far better than the coronated Governor
The opposition leader said: “Bello case is like a ‘one chance bus’ where governance is practised as a deceitful venture. Within one year in office, the his government wasted and lavished the state’s monthly allocation and billion of naira infrastructural development fund that was applied for by the previous government that was given to him.
The question is, what has Alhaji Yahaya Bello used all these resources to achieve for the State?
It is on record that instead of improving on the legacies of his predecessors in managing the Civil Servants , he instead chose to destroy them. Over thousands of the workers and pensioners are labeled ghost workers based on the policy of Bello Administration .
Modern primary and secondary constructed by the previous government are now dens of criminals and kidnappers due to the lingering strike orchestrated by non payment of teachers. Okai said
He further said that the Kogi state ‘health sector has gone from bad to worst within one years’ Lamenting that ‘capable hands are labeled ghost doctors and nurses and many hospitals denied of modern equipments to the extend that the patients have to go and buy syringe from chemist themselves.
He also said “Our Agriculture sector that was revolutionised through the establishment of the Modern Agricultural Development Projects ADPs the Palm Fruits and the Rice Production Centres have either been scrapped or rendered useless by Bello Administration.
The opposition youth leader bemoaned the high level of violence in the State in the past one year that Bello has been in power. “Today, the Confluence State under Yahaya watch is termed as confluence of blood where kidnappers, assassins, cultism, robbers not only hold sway but are empowered through patronage.
Alhaji Yahaya Bello performance in several other aspects of the lives of Kogi people has also been woeful. Till today, Alhaji Yahaya Bello administration has no concrete policies on Agriculture, Education, Industrial Development, Manufacturing, Tourism, Employment Generation, State Security, etc. This man is a total disaster.
The only visible achievement by Bello and his gang of confused minds is repackaging and commissioning of Class rooms built by the management of the School Health Technology,Idah and repainting of street light pools in a Lokoja Town put in place by the Wada Administration and the heavy taxation and levies being imposed on Trailers passing by as well as the reintroduction of school WAEC /NECO fees earlier cancelled by Alhaji Ibrahim Ibro Administration.
We the good people of Kogi should ask ourselves, what have we gotten ourselves into?
Where and when did Kogi State fall off the track and fall into Bello’s one chance bus?
“Who did this kind of thing to us?” As we sympathise with the people of Kogi State over the misfortune of having a one chance government rule over them.
It appealed to Bello “in the interest of our people and the future of our children, not to be ashamed and to humbly ask his predecessors to teach him how to manage civil servants and possibly learn from their own mistake on where they failed and what is their mistakes
Alhaji Yahaya Bello is fast emerging as the first clueless governor of Nigeria ,Kogi state is blessed with men of intellectual capacity but we are unfortunate in leadership.