By Boluwaji Obahopo
LOKOJA—Kogi State Commissioner for Finance and Economic Development, Asiwaju Asiru Idris, has commended Governor Yahaya Bello for his development projects in Okunland, urging the people to continue their support for the “new direction” government of Governor Bello.
Idris spoke at Ejuku in Yagba East Local Government Area of the state when the chieftaincy title of Gbobaniyi of Ejukuland was conferred on him by HRH Oba Abdulkareem Ibrahim, the Elejuku of Ejuku.
Idris noted that the people of Yagba East had never had it this good in the past 25 years of the state’s creation.
His words: “The governor, in his magnanimity, had given many political appointments to the illustrious sons and daughters of Yagba East, which included the SSG; myself; Chief Security Officer; Special Adviser on Science and Technology, among others.
“The governor also gave employment to some of the youths in our communities under the Ministry of Environment (forest guards); Justice; Board of Internal Revenue and many more to be employed in the ongoing recruitment in Ministry of Health.”
The traditional ruler, Oba Ibrahim, eulogised Governor Bello for the appointments and “for his commitment and determination to bring sanctity and development to the state despite some notable resistances,” promising that his people will reciprocate the gesture in due time.
On her part, the Secretary to Kogi State Government, SSG, Dr. Ayoade Arike, called on the people of Okunland to remain united and work together to bring out the best in them.
, because “the new direction government with the new direction blueprint, led by Governor Bello, will not disappoint you. We only need your total support and cooperation.”
Also speaking, the Administrator of Ijumu Local Government Area, Isa Taofiq, admonished the appointees to be good ambassadors of the government, and work for the unity and development of Okunland, the state and the country at large.