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Kogi state will overtake Lagos in terms of development, says Yahaya Bello

Yahaya Bello, the outgoing Governor of Kogi, has expressed hope that the state will overtake Lagos in the area of development.

He spoke on Tuesday, November 28, while leading the state governor-elect, Usman Ododo on a visit to Nigeria’s First Lady, Oluremi Tinubu

Yahaya Bello stated that overtaking Lagos in the area of development was the reason he is following the footsteps of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

He said; “Definitely Ododo is my worthy successor that the almighty has given the crown to be the governor as from January 27, 2024.

“In a simple term, what I am envisioning Kogi to be is just like what our president planted in Lagos to what Lagos is today.

“In the next administration and nearest future, I envision Kogi to be trailing behind if not overtaking Lagos in terms of development; that is why we are emulating and following the footsteps of President Tinubu.”

Meanwhile, in another news…

The Kogi State Government recently ordered the freezing of all state and local government accounts with immediate effect.

Commissioner for Finance, Asiwaju Asiru Idris, in a statement, said no form of payment should be made to anyone from government accounts henceforth.

It read; “All Standing Orders and Investment Instructions are hereby Cancelled forthwith. All Kogi State and Local Government Accounts are hereby frozen with effect from today, Thursday 22nd November 2003.”