Kogi state Governor, Yahaya Bello on Monday played host to the Executives of Kogi State Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in a usual Christmas courtesy visit where he seek for their continued prayers and support for the state and his administration.
This would be the first time the newly elected Executives were paying the annual Christmas courtesy visit to the Kogi state Governor.
Governor Bello noted that the Christian leaders were well respected by his administration and were referenced as dependable partners that would assist the state in maintaining law, peace and order.
He said that leaders and those who have occupied positions of trust were in the world to serve which he alluded to be the hallmark of his administration. while appreciating the accolades and encomium showered on his administration by CAN, he also promised that his government would do more for the people till it’s last day in office.
While addressing the issue of government sponsorship of Christian and Muslim pilgrimages, he pointed out that the gesture was suspended owing to the fact that government needed to effectively manage its continued shrinking resources assuring that once resources improves the practise would be reverted.
Commenting on the Bassa crisis, he said his administration had done it’s best and would continue to do so asserting that security is the first responsibility of any responsible government.
He stressed that the state was towering high in the comity of state as far as security is concerned in securing lives and maintenance, peace, law and order but Bassa’s crisis has continued to rear it’s ugly head over mundane quarrels.
The Governor urged CAN not to relent in some of their fruitful effort towards peace while he promised to access their reports and act on it.
The state governor assured that before the expiration of his tenure his administration would recover what belongs to the state not minding the campaign of calumny levelled against himself or his administration. We must put an end to this punity and economic sabotage, I am not a voice that can be silenced, we will recover our stolen assets, governor Bello added.
Speaking in his opening remarks, the Chairman Kogi State CAN, Special Apostle Emmanuel Adebayo lauded Governor Bello and his cabinet for the great work done in the state which commands the presence of the President for commissioning.
The chairman also appreciated him over the historic construction of the Government House chapel, while he appreciated the governor for his reconciliation efforts in the Bassa crisis and the strategy deployed to resolve it.