01 October 2020 by Ohikwo Muhammad
Amid the ravaging effects of flooding in parts of Kogi State, victims of the disaster have been advised to continue to take precautionary Measures to safeguard their lives.
Kogi state Governor Alhaji Yahaya Bello gave the advise in a statewide broadcast to commemorate Nigeria’s sixtieth Independence anniversary.
The Governor explained that government was making arrangements to provide succour to victims across the 9 LGAs affected by the flooding and reiterated that food and other relief items would be provided at the temporary camps.
“As usual, the Government is prepared to give succour to affected citizens and residents. We have set up camps for displaced people where food, medicine and other essentials would be provided. ” He said.
Alhaji Bello emphasised that security remained a priority as Government partners security agencies to check activities of bandits, kidnappers and other criminal elements operating in the State .
“Security has remained permanent priority for us. We have arrested dozens of bandits, armed robbers, kidnappers and other violent criminals and put them behind bars”
The Governor stated.
He stressed that workers’ remuneration would be improved upon as the civil service reforms were yielding results.
According to the Governor Government’s economic diversification Programmes through agriculture were being explored for young people to venture into agro businesses for self reliance.
“Various programmes have been developed to get willing and able Kogites to take up farming or any other branch of agriculture they may be interested in.” The Governor posited.
On the Post covid recovery, Governor Bello said Government was rolling out initiatives such as the Bello Covid 19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus, Bello CARES to assist citizens across the State coupled with the Kogi Enterprise Empowerment Programme, Bello KEEP to particularly support MSMEs.
The Governor felicitated with Kogi citizens on the country’s diamond jubilee and praised the resilience of the people promising that his administration would deliver on infrastructure and good governance.