gov belloKogi State government has said that it is not embarking on spiritual cleansing of the capital city, Lokoja, by destroying all its roundabouts built by the previous administrations, saying the move was meant for the beautification of the state capital to meet up with the comity of great states.
Chief of Staff to the Governor, Honourable David Edward Onoja dismissed the alleged rumour, that governor buried human heads in order to cleanse the city, saying the move was meant for the beautification of the state capital, Lokoja.
He said the government wants to build befitting roundabouts that will elevate the status of Lokoja as a state capital in the country.
There have been streets talks over the spiritual cleansing of the city by Alhaji Yahaya Bello led administration when the Lugard Roundabout with the Statue of Lord Lugard in front of the Government House, Lokoja removed over night. It was alleged that charms, human heads were buried in all the roundabouts in Lokoja, and that the governor had ordered for destruction for spiritual reason.
And by yesterday morning, it was observed that virtually all the roundabouts in Lokoja have been uprooted, giving credence to the earlier rumours making the rounds that all roundabouts carries human heads tailored to eclipse a particular tribe’s people destiny in the state.
Buttressing his point, he said that the state government had earlier removed all the Bill Boards that littered the place in readiness for the beautification of Lokoja.
“The government is planning to build gigantic roundabout and beautiful roundabouts that nobody will put posters on. Before now, lokoja looked like a glorified state capital. With the removal of Bill boards and posters, things are gradually taken shape.
In the same vein, the Chief Press Secretary to state governor, Mr. Kingsley Fanwo, in a statement made available to journalists, stated that by the model status of Lokoja as the gateway to the North, East and West, it is supposed to be an attractive state capital in order to meet the expectations of potential tourists.
“The administration of Alhaji Bello is poised to give the city a face lift by removing the substandard roundabouts within the city with the intention of replacing them with beautiful ones, befitting of its status. This administration will not live with substandard structures that represent our identity as a state” he said.


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