The kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has assured citizens that the ongoing developmental strides across the state will be sustained by his administration notwithstanding the second wave of COVID-19.
Governor Bello who stated this in his New Year broadcast, maintained that his administration would not allow COVID-19 cripple the affairs of the state.
According to him, despite the shutdown of academic institutions, there has been hard work to ensure students of tertiary institutions made progress within the windows available, adding that a set of students would be graduating, early this year.
In the area of health, the governor said his administration had been able to maintain normal services in all hospitals while advanced steps had been taken to reopen the Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja which was closed following community unrest.
The Governor said his administration would continued to be a shining light in the area of security and also ensure that the state enjoys Infrastructural and economic development through building of roads and revamping of the tourism sector.
He said the state did well in the area of financial transparency and accountability, adding that the state scored 100% in the 2019 Annual Performance Assessment (APA) of Nigerian states under the States’ Fiscal Transparency, Accountability and Sustainability (SFTAS).
Governor Bello, who described the year 2020 as a challenging one, paid tributes to some important personalities in the state who lost their lives, including, the Attah Igala, Dr Michael Ameh Oboni II and former Chief Judge of Kogi State, Justice Nasir Ajanah as well as his late mother, Mama Hauwau’u Oziohu Bello.
Bello, while wishing people of the state a happy and prosperous New Year, solicited their support and cooperation to enable his administration deliver more dividends of democracy to them.