Let us build Kogi together, Fanwo charges Kogites
The mouthpiece of the Kogi State Governor, Kingsley Fanwo has urged Kogites of all walks to pull behind the present administration to build a better and more prosperous Confluence State.
Fanwo who made this call in his New Year charge to the people of the state said the greatness of the state is more important than the victory of any party in the 2019 polls.
He said 2018 will present “a tempting platform to further polarize our dear state as a pre-election year”, urging politicians to resist such “unpatriotic temptation” to drive Kogi State to the land of promise.
“Governor Yahaya Bello emerged through uncommon situations in order to take uncommon steps to achieve uncommon results for the uncommon turnaround of our dear state.
“In doing this, toes will be stepped on; egos will be bruised. The civil service reforms were very challenging. It was an absolute necessity to straighten the bones of our statehood. In doing so, pains were undoubtedly felt.
“Let me apologize to the saints who went through the pains with the sinners. We have gotten over that phase. Government felt your pains. Let us move forward, see the pains as a sacrifice for the obvious gains recorded.
“Our State must emerge from the ashes of wanton criticism, some of which were negative, destructive, derogatory and subversive. Our prosperity as a state is more important than the political gains of a few. We are a proud people; we are Kogites”.
Fanwo said Governor Yahaya Bello has vowed to concentrate on governance in 2018 rather than politics, admitting that government has a lot of ground to cover.
He said government has surpassed expectations in the areas of civil service reforms, agriculture, water provision and infrastructural development, expressing hope that government will continue to strive for a better Kogi State.