Group Decries ‘Extremely Poor Governance’ in Kogi

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A group, under the aegis of Kogi State Youth Renaissance (KSYR), has expressed concerns over “the extreme poor governance in Kogi state under the government of Governor Yahaya Bello.”

In a statement by its chairman, Hassan Mohammed, the group lamented that the quality of life has been reduced to its poorest state under Bello’s administration given the untold hardship the citizens have been subjected to.

Mohammed contended that irregular payment of salaries, both at the state and local government levels, has made life a living hell to the Kogi people.

“Governor of Kogi state in his insensitivity slashed the salaries of poor workers to as low as 30 percent while he continues to flaunt his expensive lifestyle to the faces of deprived people of the state.

“Under Governor Yahaya Bello, healthcare has completely gone moribund with the Federal Medical Center under lock and key after the attack by hoodlums suspected to be agents of the Bello administration.

“This administration has continued to pay lip service to health challenges in the state including the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to unexplained deaths.”

“Under Governor Bello, Kogi state is now ranking among the highest in the demography of states with people living in abject poverty, with high unemployment rate, infant morbidity and death, low life expectancy and increased crime rate.

“This accounts to why the majority of the people of Kogi state did not vote for Yahaya Bello in the last election and they are now looking up to the Supreme Court to save the state from complete collapse by upholding justice in removing Governor Bello from office given that the election that brought him to office was rigged,” he said.

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