By Stephen Adeleye
Lokoja – The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Kogi State council has applauded Governor Yahaya Bello for executing legacy projects in education, health, security, agriculture and infrastructure sectors across the state.
The Kogi NUJ Chairman, Mr Adeiza Momohjimoh, gave the commendation when he led members of the union on a media tour of Bello’s executed projects to mark the seventh year of his administration in the state.
Momohjimoh said that the present administration under the leadership of Bello, had done excellently well in health, education, agriculture sectors as well as massive infrastructure development.
According to him, the establishment of Reference Hospital in Okene as well as Zonal hospitals in Idah, Gegu and Islanlu, has clearly shown that the governor took quality healthcare to the door step of the people.
“With what I and other working journalists in Kogi have seen today at the Reference Hospital Okene including the state of the art equipment, Gov. Bello’s administration has exceptionally done well in providing projects that have direct impact to Kogi people.
“Our governor have been known to be the first in virtually every thing.
”You will also agree with me that there was no reference hospital like this before in the state, as far as this hospital is concern our governor has done much for the people of the state and Nigerians in general” he said.
Momohjimoh also commended Gov. Bello for the establishment of Confluence University of Science and Technology (CUSTECH), Osara, to meet up with the high demand for Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
The state NUJ boss said that the infrastructural development going on in the university clearly reflected the love and care the governor had for both basic and tertiary institutions.
He, however, appealed to politicians to leave politics aside and allow service to the people to take the centre stage in the governance of the state.
The NUJ chairman stressed that the governor should be commended for the massive projects he had executed in the last seven years across the state.
In his remarks, the state’s Commissioner for Information and communication, Kingsley Fanwo, said the governor came with a strength of five thematic areas of projects execution such as education, health, agriculture, youth and women engagement and civil service reform in order to fulfilled his campaign promises to the people of Kogi state.
“Seven years into his administration, he has been able to achieve a lot in the area of education. You have seen the GYB Model Schools which are being replicated across the state.
“You can also see CUSTECH which the governor has established within the record time and today the third set of students have resumed for academic activities.
”The Reference Hospital in Okene so far is one of the best in the country, several roads are constructed while youths and women were supported to have sources of livelihood” Fanwo said.
On his part, the state’s Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mr Wemi Jones, said Gov. Bello meant business in making the CUSTECH Osara, a World class tertiary institution.
According to Jones, the CUSTECH Osara remains the best place to study science and technology in the country.
He reiterated the resolve of Bello‘s administration to reposition the university to enable it serve as a buffer for the production of Professionals and Scientists for the country.
He stressed that the world was gravitating towards STEM, assuring that Kogi under the able leadership Gov. Bello would become the hub of science and technology in Nigeria.
Jones expressed satisfaction with the ongoing construction of faculties’ building, lecture theatres, and ring roads at the university.
He said the administration was committed to ensuring value for money, quality execution of projects.
He described Gov. Bello’s quest to take education to the zenith in Kogi as ”unprecedented in the state‘s history”.
The News Agency of Nigerian (NAN) reports that the the projects toured include: GYB Model Science Secondary School, Adankolo; Muhammad Buhari Square; and Ganaja junction Flying-over Bridge.
Others included: CUSTECH, Osara; and Reference Hospital Okene with installed state-of-the-art equipment such as Hyperbolic Oxygen Treatment Magnetic, Resonance Imaging (MRI), CT- Scan, and Digital X-Ray.
Others included: Ultrasound, Medical Oxygen Plant, Infant Incubators, among sever other equipment. (NAN/vitalnewsngr.com)