Despite the security challenges facing Nigeria as a nation, Kogi state have remain the safest,all thanks to Yahaya Bello who has managed to ensure law and order in the state.His diligence and service is awarded with the presentation of an award.
The FCT Council of Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, has bestowed on Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State, the ‘Torch bearer of Security’ award.
The award, according to the union, sees Belloas the best governor in ensuring security among his colleagues in the country.
Representatives of the FCT Council of NUJ led by its Chairman, Emmanuel Ogbeche, gave Bello the award in Abuja.
Ogbeche lauded Bello for securing the state and the lives of residents and commutters passing through the state.
He said as the fourth estate of the realm and watchdog of society, the NUJ had recognised all the efforts of the governor and had deemed it right to honour him.
”We remember sometime in February 2017, the primary security agency, the Nigerian Police Force, recognised your performance.
”They bestowed on you the award of the best governor in security.
”Since then, you have not looked back, you have remained consistent, you have remained coherent in your security strategy.
“You are fully aware that Section 22 of the Nigerian constitution says that media will hold anyone accountable to the people and by interpretation, it also means that when those in government have performed well, they ought to be given a pat on the back.
“We want to commend you that you have kept faith with one of the primary reasons of being in government which is the security of the people as enshrined in Secton 14 of the constitution,” Ogbeche said.
Bello, who recieved the award through his Chief of Staff, Abdulkareem Asuku, thanked the NUJ for recognising the achievements in the security sector.