The Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has advised supporters of his administration not to sponsor congratulatory messages on his behalf in newspapers but should channel those funds to support the poor and the vulnerable in the State.
A statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Petra Akinti Onyegbule said the Governor expressed profound gratitude to the good people of Kogi State for the immense support his administration has enjoyed in the last two years.
”Governor Bello has said that apart from ongoing infrastructural development in the state, long lasting institutional reforms that will be the bedrock of an organised and functional system are ongoing to put in place a system which runs on principles of equity, fairness, justice, and one which rewards for merit and diligence. These reforms have not come easy, no doubt but the benefits far outweigh the cost and the good people of Kogi State will be the greatest winners at the end of the day”.
”Governor Bello says that during his first year in office, a Fund was set up to to give the poor and vulnerable amongst us a new lease on life. This Fund was utilised mainly to offset medical bills of people who otherwise would not be able to raise funds to get the needed medical attention they deserve both within and outside the country. Over the last 12 months, more than 300 Kogites have benefited from this Fund to the tune of over 100 million naira. The satisfaction of seeing people do what illness and lack of access to funds had deprived them of for years, and in some cases decades, has filled Governor Bello with immense joy and determination to reach more people and offer succour.
”To this end, Governor Bello wishes to thank friends, associates and well wishers who are considering placing goodwill messages as advertorial in the media as his administration clocks 2 years on January 27, 2018 but advises it should not be done. Instead,the Governor is calling on friends, associates, and well wishers to support him in reaching even more Kogites, who need intervention to get medical attention. With your cooperation, Governor Bello is certain even more lives can be touched and affected positively”.
Please make your kind donations to:
KOGI STATE POOR AND VULNERABLE
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 0226 5262 55
BANK NAME: GUARANTY TRUST BANK