Governor Yahaya Bello is working to build a state and a future economy where Kogi state can reward hard work, value fairness, and where everyone is held accountable for what they do.
He is meeting the challenges we face as a state with a bold and comprehensive plan. And he is reimagining government to be more open, transparent, and accountable.
He is building the foundation for a clean economy, he is also tackling the issue of a state economy, and that isn’t just a day job. Change is a gradual process and not something that can take effect by just mere wishes, but by protecting our people and environment at all cost.
Alhaji Yahaya Bello is leading Kogi State to one of the safest in Nigeria.
Our state system was broken, fixing it is an economic and state security imperative. That’s why Gov. Bello is working to pass a common sense, comprehensive set of reforms that ensures everyone plays by the same rules.
Improving Health for All Kogites
Gov. Bello promised that he would make quality, affordable health care a right, not a privilege.
After many years of talk, and decades of empty promises by the past administrations of the opposition party, the first Executive Governor from Kogi Central senatorial district not only promised but is also fulfilling his promises.
Today, under GYB administration, thousands and more adults, children, and newborn babies gained access to health coverage.
He has driven the uninsured rate below 10 percent — the lowest level since he started keeping records — and built stronger, healthier sector through advancements in public health, science, and innovation respectively.
Strengthening Civil Rights
Bello is leading the fight to protect everyone – no matter who you are, where you’re from, irrespective of your religious beliefs, what you look like, or whom you love.
He declared severally to the people that the most evident of truths — that all of us are created equal —and his firm believe still anchors on the fact that Government is made up of the people, by the people and for the people just as it guided all men and women, the young and old, the whole and the deformed alike.
Gov. Bello is leaving footprints along this great state, that which shall continue to stand a test of time through his good heart and willingness; to him he cannot walk alone. He had proclaimed that our individual freedom is inextricably bound to the freedom of every soul on earth.
When Gov. Bello assumed office, Kogi state economy was in the midst of the worst financial crisis since the great depression. Few years later, Kogites and business owners begin to thank the hard work and resilience of his administration’s frantic efforts in reviving the economy. People begin to recover from loss. He rebuilt Kogi state economy as one of the strongest, more durable economy in the country as was confirmed by the Nigerian Bureau of Statistics in 2018, which also rated GYB’s administration as the most transparent in the history of Kogi State and Nigeria by extension.
Seven Facts You Need to Know About GYB’s Government
- Each month under GYB’S administration the economy continues to extend the longest streak of private-sector job growth on record: over six straight years.
- The unemployment rate has been cut in half from ten percent to under five percent today.
- The auto industry has added thousands of jobs since mid-2016, the industry’s strongest growth on record.
- Kogites households have recovered more tremendously since Gov. Bello took office.
- Under Gov. Yahaya Bello, the deficit has fallen by about three quarters since 2017, measured as a share of the economy.
- Health care prices in the state have dropped at the lowest rate in years since the Affordable Care Act became law under his administration.
- He dared and succeeded in weeding off Ghost Workers and putting veterans and genuine workers in place.
Reawakening Kogi State
Before Gov. Yahaya Bello took office in 2016, Kogi State was engaged in insecurity, costly kidnapping, robbery, sleepless nights, burglaries and economic crisis.
The Governor, within few months of assuming power, not only rejigged the security structure of the state but has refocused and reaffirmed Kogi State leadership and recognizing that Kogi State strength derives not only from our power but also from our economic vitality, the depth and breadth of our partnerships, and our values.
In doing so, Gov. Bello has remained relentless in taking action against criminality networks, while also focusing on key emerging regions and policies that will shape the 21st century.
Governor Yahaya Bello led administration is committed to securing the state against 21st century threats by preventing attacks and other threats against our state, preparing and planning for emergencies, and investing in strong response and recovery capabilities.
These made him the most sought after politician and due to his strategic ideas and plans Governor Bello has turned out a star among his peers; that’s why the number 1 man of the nation would always need him close to himself.
Bello has bagged variety of awards from local to international bodies and that is also why he is a presidential material any time, any day.
A Quick One
In 2015 when GYB debuted campaign slogan – The New Direction – to great effect from adoring crowds chanting it at rallies, it was clear that this was a message that really resonated with his audience and he was able to deliver on the most important sectors in his new direction blueprints – agriculture, health, security, education, roads and general infrastructural development which he pursued vigourously and that has transformed the critical infrastructures across the state.
Governor Bello is set to do more when elected as the next President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria by the special grace of God
To this end, and without any iota of doubts, the most intelligent governor is not only fit but he is ripe enough to reform Nigeria to one of the most outstanding African countries in the world.
– Abubakar Lawal Jr wrote from Lokoja.