Godwin AJOM, Calabar
A youth group under the aegis of Rescue Nigeria Mission, RENMISS, have called on the Kogi State Governor, Yahaha Bello to vie for the seat of president of Nigeria in 2023.
The group made this call during her South-South zonal launch and induction of the group in Calabar, the Cross River State capital.
Speaking at the event, the coordinator of Nigeria Rescue Mission Project, John Akainza, who is among those beckoning on Bello to contest for the office, noted that with Bello, Nigeria stand the chance of bouncing back to where it was economically about three to four decades ago.
According to him, “Nigeria being a country that has been beclouded with widespread corruption, high level indiscipline accumulated in the form of corruption, insecurity, lack of unity with several other social vices that has made live so unbearable in recent times, needs a dogged, vibrant young man with capacity to change the narrative.
“The only young person with requisite capacity to salvage the situation is the Kogi State Governor. When I mean to salvage the situation of Nigeria today; it is somebody, whose antecedent shows that he has capacity, and potentials to confront all the menace faced by Nigeria.”
In his remarks, Chief of Staff to the governor, Abdulkareem Jamiu Asuku, while describing the governor as a leader who can tackle the numerous challenges recounted that, “Kogi State used to have problems that almost every one taught cannot be resolved adding that the governor got the problems resolved just as he assumed Office as state governor.
“Before Yahaya Bello became Governor of Kogi State in 2016, if you had described Kogi as the center of insecurity, or kidnappers centre of Nigeria, you are very, very correct; because kidnapping was happening like three square meals on daily basis. But today, Kogi State is the safest state in Nigeria.”
Asuku maintained that, “the unity which eluded the state before Bello came on board as governor has now returned adding that his boss was the first Muslim governor to erect a worshipping centre for Christians to worship God inside the government house.
He stressed that the governor’s managerial efficiency which he described as second to none can be used in the management of Nigeria scarce resources to revive and revamp the economy of the country, while insisting that, “Bello is one governor whose system was so transparent to the extent that the world bank rated Kogi State as number one.”