The deputy-governor of Kogi, Mr Yomi Awoniyi said on Sunday that the outgoing administration was leaving the state better than it met it 2012, Awoniyi who stated this during a thanksgiving service held in his honour on Sunday at the First Baptist Church, Mopa, described the tenure of outgoing Gov. Idris Wada as a successful and eventful one which the people would live to cherish for a long time. According to him, the administration has laid a solid foundation for the future growth and development of the state and prosperity of the people. He thanked the people for their support for the Wada administration, saying that the leadership and members of the church and the people of Mopa, were particularly wonderful in their support and prayers for the administration. The outgoing deputy-governor promised his continuous support to churches in the area and promised to remain steadfast in his resolve to join others to uplift the socioeconomic status of Mopa. Awoniyi solicited the support of the people for the incoming administration of Alhaji Yahaya Bello of the All Progressives Congress , saying that it was their support that enabled the outgoing administration to make successes in all sectors. In his sermon, Rev. Joshua Ige, was full of praises for Awoniyi for what God has been able to use him to achieve for the people of Mopa and the state in general. The cleric, who described Awoniyi as a pillar of support for the church, prayed and wished him well in his future endeavours. ( NAN)

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