The University of Jos, Alumni have added her voice to the continued call on the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello to run for the president of the Nation in 2023 noting that he had the needed criteria, describing him as a wind of welcome change.
The UJ Alumni made this known on Saturday through its National President, Pastor Johnson Nuhu Sani at the grand reception dinner in honour of Mr. Muhammed Onogwu, Chief Press Secretary to Governor Yahaya Bello.
The National President expressed that his tenure as the Executive Governor of Kogi Stata has ushered in a dispensation of general development as he has justified the confidence of the people who elected him into leadership position.
He added that Governor Bello has carved a good image for himself as a successful Governor who believed in selfless service to humanity and more specifically his numerous landmark infrastructural development which he has evenly spread across the three senatorial district of the state.
In his word “The Governor has distinguished himself as the most female gender sensitive and has surpassed the 35% female gender inclusiveness in government. The appointment of women as his Secretary to the State Government, Head of service and other very key department or agencies of government has affirmed this claim
“Governor Bello also extended his women inclusiveness to the grass root where as the Party leader he gave a nod for a Woman Vice Chairmanship ticket across the 21 LGA of the State and also the leadership of the legislative arm of the local government. It is vital to also note that at every local government between 3 – 4 women are elected as councilors and in all, the government of Kogi state have over 200 women in either elective or appointive position at all levels”
Pastor Nuhu noted that the Governor has excelled at securing the lives and properties of the people of Kogi State adding that not only does persons within and outside Kogi state could attest to the very reliable security architecture in the state but many institutions have attested that Kogi State was the safest in the country noting that despite being boarded by 10 states, the confluence state has been relatively peaceful
He asserted that “As a Nationalist, Governor Yahaya Bello has taken a lead role in his believe in a one united indivisible Nigeria and often times because of his good reputation as a man who is honest and dependable, he has waded into certain lingering crisis which had the tendency to plunge our edgy nation into mayhem”
The National President alluded that his antecedents have thus become the song of the lips of all and sundry, hence he is being sought after nationally as we clamour for a reinvigorated Nigeria.
Kogi State Governor in his remarks after being decorated by the Alumni and presented an award as “a friend of the institution” thanked the Alumni for the good gestures and encomium poured on him adding that he remained committed to sustaining all the good virtues which they have eschewed
He lauded the Alumni for projecting a peace frontier despite their diversity adding that the University has produced renowned and resound individuals many of whom have added value to the State in his government top amongst which was the Deputy Governor, Dr. Edward Onoja, the celebrant and many others