A former House of Reps member who represented Okene/Ogori/Magongo Constituency, Hon. Abdullazeez Idris King has congratulated Gov Yahaya Bello of Kogi state on his 46th birthday.
The former federal lawmaker described Governor Bello as a great leader and peace loving Governor whose devotion to the cause of Kogi State and Nigeria remains legendary.
The message read in parts: “Your Excellency, you have been steadfast in defending the gains of our successful struggle to attain the best economy with the fight against insecurity, thereby paving the way for the socio-economic and political development of our dear state.
“The State on which you have reposed so much responsibility and trust values the great contribution that you have made towards economically empowering the people in the new direction agenda with lots of empowerment programmes.
“I must also place on record that your efforts is also turning the state to a construction site for development, kudos to your Excellency Sir.
“I will continue to value your courage in the ongoing efforts to making sure that the state becomes one of the developed state in Nigeria and continue to have a global recognition in terms of the recent development in the State such as – building of standard hospitals across the state; construction of flyover bridge in Ganaja junction; building the CUSTECH University Osara, road construction across the state, dogged approach to fighting insecurity in the State as Kogi amongst several numerous achievements.
“As you celebrate your 46th Birthday, I wish to identify with your strong will to rescue the state through the New direction agenda.
“The above achievements have not come without a price. Your Excellency, you have laid so much in line with your New direction agenda to fight and protect our present and future amidst internal and external pressure and distractions, including the current economic down turn challenging the entire country, but as it pleases the almighty God, you have been and will keep surmounting them all.
“As our Leader and torch bearer, you have never reneged in your willingness and ability to reciprocate the loyalty and allegiance that you enjoyed from your supporters at the slightest opportunity availed to do so, you always protect and stand by your supporters through thick and thin. Little wonder you enjoy unalloyed and immaculate loyalty to the extent that most of your supporters and admirers are prepared to take the battlefield salvoes on your behalf to lead the country come 2023 inshallah.
“As you celebrate your birthday, Your Excellency, the accomplishments and achievements calls for clinking of glasses. Once again, happy birthday Your Excellency!”