“I will never betray the trust that the younger generation and the youths reposed in me in steering the affairs of Kogi State and moving forward. I know today that I am a role model to so many millions. I will try as much as possible to do my best and my best will be good enough for our people.
We are running the government as if we are running a private business for profitability. What do I mean by that? Starting from myself as the executive governor, my deputy, and all other government officials, it will interest you to know that a lot of us are still using our private vehicles.
A lot of us have forfeit(ed) and forgo(ne) our personal entitlements. Like me personally, a lot of vehicles that I used today are my personal vehicles. I didn’t come into office to meet or inherit some of these things.
Go to Kogi State Government House today otherwise referred to as Lugard House. See how it is run today and the look compared to when we came into office. There are several projects going on, I can’t mention all of them, and there are still more coming. In fact, that was what propelled the people of Kogi State to vote for me en masse in a way that has never been this way before.”
~ Yahaya Bello, Governor of Kogi State.