Yahaya Bello
Yahaya Bello

Kogi State Governor, Alhaji
Yahaya Bello, has reiterated
his determination to prioritise
educational development in
the state.
The Governor said this
through a press statement
by his Chief Press Secretary,
Kingsley Fanwo, in Lokoja.
He said education is capable
of generating the steam for the
economic revival of the state.
According to the Governor,
the state of education inherited
by his administration is
“unacceptable and a betrayal
of the standards expected of
Kogi State”, assuring of his
administration’s readiness at
“reining in critical reforms to
place the state where it should
be on the educational map.”
He said: “The present
administration is poised to
ensure rapid socio-economic
development of the state.
However, we are not oblivious
to the fact that education is the
lubricator of every sector of the
“As we look into the need to
employ our youth, we also need
to ensure they are employable
through the right education,
especially technical education.
The New Direction, Technical
Team is working on some
leads to ensure our children
are no more educationally
disadvantaged. It is the
responsibility of government
to provide quality education
to the people.
“With the number of
foreign investments we are
expecting in the state, there
is an immediate need to
strategically position our
people to provide labour
and technical capacity to
maximize the impending
influx of foreign investors to
the state.”
Governor Bello decried
the lack of ICT knowledge
in primary and secondary
schools in the state, assuring
that his administration
will address the issue
“Our students must be
exposed to Information and
Communications Technology
in order to compete favourably
with their counterparts across
the country. We cannot afford
to lag behind when the
global community is moving
“We are constructing a
roadmap for educational
development and the people
will soon begin to reap
the fruits of these efforts.
Education is the foundation of
On security issues in the
state, especially the incessant
kidnapping, Governor Yahaya
Bello said efforts are on to
ensure citizens of the state
are well secured. He said the
government is collaborating
with relevant security agencies
to improve security delivery in
the state.
“We cannot be elaborate on
efforts behind the curtains
to raise the security bar, but
very soon, we shall shock
the criminal elements who
are taking advantage of our
strategic location to foment
troubles. As a responsible
government, we owe Kogi
people a security that is
He urged the people of the
state to collaborate with security
agencies through intelligence
sharing, assuring the people of
the state that government is on
top of the situation.

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