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Yahaya Bello wins Governor of the Year Award 

…He created a very stable security atmosphere across the state – Panel of Judges

The Executive Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has bagged the GbaramatuVoice Newspaper’s Governor of the Year award in Youth Empowerment/Job Creation and security of lives and property in the state.

The Deputy Governor of Kogi State, Chief Edward David Onoja, officially handing over the award to the Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello.

The award formed part of the programme to mark the Newspaper’s 6th Anniversary Lecture/Niger Delta Award held on Tuesday August 10, 2021, at Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The Executive Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, with the award.

In arriving at this decision, the panel of judges noted that Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello, a Nigerian politician, businessman, and the current Governor of Kogi State, have through his action in the past six years demonstrated that his love for his people, his home state-Kogi and most importantly shown willingness that as a young Nigerian leader, that he is laced with capacity to take the nation’s socio economic sector out of the wood while arresting the nagging security challenge that have currently defiled all solutions.

The Publisher of GbaramatuVoice, Jacob Abai, presenting the certificate of award to the Deputy Governor of Kogi State, Chief Edward David Onoja.

Speaking further, they observed that in this current political dispensation, His Excellency, Governor Yahaya Bello is known to be the youngest governor in Nigeria with the desired physical and mental capacity to meet the growing complexity and diversity in our political environment.

The Deputy Governor of Kogi State, Chief Edward David Onoja

“High security index in Kogi state; the most important function of a responsible government is the provision of security for lives and property. Notwithstanding the total collapse of the security architecture in Nigeria, Kogi state under the leadership of Governor Yahaya Bello has recorded a very stable security atmosphere across the state.” The panel noted.

In bestowing the award on the Governor, both the panel of judges and GbaramatuVoice Management were in agreement that Yahaya’s administration performance and giant strides remains unparallel in the country.

They were particularly happy that he created sustainable peace in the state via empowering tens of thousands of youths in the state with different skills and security of lives and property.

Present at the event include but are not limited to, namely; Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, GCON, SAN, (ably represented by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Niger Delta Affairs, Office of the Vice President, Mr. Edobor Iyamu); Governor of Bayelsa State, Senator Douye Diri (represented by his Chief Press Secretary, CPS), Mr. Daniel Alabrah; Executive Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, represented by His Deputy,  Chief Edward David Onoja; Rt. Hon. Ahmed Mohammed, Deputy Speaker, Kogi State House of Assembly; The Ovie of Idjerhe Kingdom, HRM, King Monday Whiskey, Udurhie I; Emeritus Professor Joe Alagoa; Chief Brown Odeworitse Tesigimoje, Chairman/CEO, Gimbrown Marine Security Oil Limited, among others.

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