Alhaji Yahaya Bell is the 4the executive Governor of Kogi State and the first Governor from non Igala tribe who has been ruling the state since its creation in 1991.
Yahaya Bello who hails from a minority Ebira tribe has been able to carve a niche for himself as the youngest Governor in Nigeria and the best Governor since the creation of the state.
Although, Yahaya Bello has been hit with several controversies since he took over the mantle of leadership of the state in January 2016 most of which are largely sponsored by his traducers to dent his image before Nigerians.
Those outside the state only feed from what are presented by his political enemies and many Nigerians never have the opportunity to read about the good works of Yahaya Bello, this is what this article tend to address.
What Makes Yahaya Bello Best Governor In Kogi History
Yahaya Bello is the first Governor in the history of Kogi State to win the best Governor on Security in Nigeria. Barely one year after taking over the mantle of leadership of the state, Yahaya Bello was able to solve the security challenges of the state and emerged the best Governor on security in Nigeria.He was awarded by Nigerian Police Force which has since earned him the respect of Nigerians and the people of Kogi State. This is a feat no Governor has ever achieved in the history of Kogi State before Yahaya Bello.
In recognition of his efforts on security, Yahaya Bello was recently nominated as the Chairman of Northern Governors' Forum on Security. Yahaya Bello was nominated because of his achievement on security and he is expected to use the same approach to help Northern Governors' Forum solve the security challenges in the region.
Yahaya Bello is the first Governor from Kogi State to have been given such recognition and responsibility in the committee of Northern Governors.
Establishment of Revenue House: Immediately after his swearing in ceremony, Yahaya Bello embarked on increasing the internal generated revenue of the state. To achieve this vision, he built the first ever Kogi Revenue House in Lokoja and was able to jack the state internal generated revenue. This has helped the state in running the cost of governance.
Yahaya Bello's Cabinet is 70 Percent Youth Inclusive: Yahaya Bello is the first Governor in the history of the state to make his cabinet members 70 percent youth inclusive. sensitive position like the Accountant General of the State, Chief of Staff, Secretary to the State Government, Auditor General of the state, Director of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Commissioner for Information and Communication amongst others are all youths.
This has never happened in the history of Kogi State and Bello has earned the respect of Nigerian youths for given so much opportunity to youths in Kogi state.
Construction of Central Referral Hospital, Okene: The ongoing construction of first class Central Referrals Hospital in Okene is the first of its kind in the history of the state.
Yayaha Bello demolished the old Okene General Hospital and started the construction of the first class hospital in his quest to solve the challenges of accessing good and affordable health care in the state. When finally constructed, the hospital will not only solve the health challenge of the people of Okene, but also the entire state and neighbouring states.
Proposed Confluence University of Science and Technology, Osara : Yahaya Bello recently approved the construction of Confluence University of Science and Technology, Osara to serve as a means of providing the requisite knowledge to the youths of the state to feed big industries like Ajaokuta Steel company that will soon takeoff.
The new university will not only generates hundreds of employment opportunities for the people of Kogi State, it will also answer the long quest of having a technology-based university in the state.
Yahaya Bello has also been able to influence the ongoing Lokoja Inland Water Port in the state by the federal government to make the state an economic nerve of the northern region.
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