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Bello thanks Buhari for Kogi ministerial nomination


Bello thanks Buhari for Kogi ministerial nomination

*prays with president at Villa mosque
 
Governors Yahaya Bello of Kogi State and Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State yesterday joined President Muhammadu Buhari for Jumaat prayers at the Aso Villa mosque, where they thanked him for supporting their governments.
 
Speaking to journalists after the worship, Bello said the president made a good choice in picking Professor Steven Ocheni as ministerial nominee to replace the late James Ocholi, who died a year ago.
 
"I thank the good people of Kogi state today we have a ministerial nominee. Professor Steven Ikani Ocheni is a renowned professor, he is versatile, a workaholic he is never tired and I am very sure he is going to make Mr. President very proud.
 
"He is going to make Nigeria proud and the good people of Kogi state proud and we thank Mr President for this wonderful nomination", Bello said.
 
He said the president was recuperating fine and  getting stronger by the day; and "I only urge all Nigerians to continue to pray and give him all the necessary support, Nigeria is going to be better."
 
The governor was effusive that Kogi State "is changing from the dark days to the present economic prosperity" since he came on board the last 14 months even as crimes have reduced and investors are flooding to the state.
 
He dismissed his critics as those who are disappointed that he refused to share the state's resources to them for which he has no apologies.
 
On his part, the Kano governor thanked Buhari for ensuring peace and stability in the country.
 
"We are grateful to Mr. President for bringing peace and stability to Nigeria, especially for fighting the insurgency in the North East of Nigeria. That is main economic hindrance, especially here in the North.
 
"Having attained a high degree of stability now, I think it is imperative to open our doors in Kano being the commercial nerve centre of the North and the commercial nerve centre of some West African countries", he stated - The Authority

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