From Noah Ocheni, Lokoja
Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has assured the people of the state that his second term would bring a revitalized structures to bear in delivering refocused governance.
Governor Bello who made the call on Monday in Lokoja shortly after taking the oath of office administered by the state chief Judge, Justice Nasiru Ajanah as the 4th executive governor of the state.
He called on the people and all with political differences , ideology or affiliation to to put that aside and join hands with his administration to give the state best of governance in his second term in office.
Governor Bello called on all and sundry to support the government in achieving its laudable programmes for the development of the state.
“My primary allegiance as governor will remain to Kogi state and her citizens, not to party or tribe. Every one is my citizen and I owe every one the protections and fidelities inherent in the office.
“It is on this note that I enjoined all kogites to look forward to the next four years with optimism and great expectation . We will do everything in our power as government to make sure that the state is productive , prosperous and peaceful” he said
Speaking on his mission for the state in his second term , Governor Bello promised to sustained focus on agriculture for improved food security , mass employment and increase in Internally Generated Revenue.
He pointed out that agricultural revolution which he kick started in the first term would be taking to the next level of development.
“Specifically, rice, cassava , cashew , aquaculture and livestock will remain the bed rock of our activities in the agricultural sector.” he added.
Alhaji Yahaya Bello said outside of agriculture, his government will also pay greater attention to human capital development by investing more in training of people for enhanced relevance in a technologically evolving future.
“We will embark on large scale urban renewal projects that would further transform Lokoja into a resilient capital city with modern utilities attractive to tourists” he noted.
The governor therefore appealed to the people of the state to give their cooperation and support to the government by ensuring that there is peace and adequate security of lives and property in the state to enable the government transform the state.