Kogi state Governor, Yahaya Bello has stated that his administration has made the state one of the safest in the country.
He disclosed that he had to fight like a ‘wild cat’ to ensure the protection of lives and properties in the state.
Speaking during the 30th anniversary ceremony of the state on Friday, he said;
”We fought like wildcats to keep our people safe,”
“Some would say I literally transformed into a White Lion and deployed teeth and fangs to do my sacred duty of protecting Kogi state.”
“In real terms, Kogi is fast becoming the default example of a truly democratised and free state where inclusive leadership and people-based governance models have become central and accessible to all. We understand clearly the demands of public office and have a standing resolve to put the interest of our people first in all we do as a government.”
“My administration took the security, unity, peace and prosperity of our once divided and impoverished people seriously, right from inception.”
“Today, our state is arguably the safest in the entire country, we are rated the second most peaceful and our crime rate is second lowest. We have a hugely diverse population that is nevertheless more united now than at any time in our history.”