Governor Yahaya Bello has described a former Deputy Governor of Kogi State, Arc Abayomi Awoniyi, as a dedicated and visionary leader with immense contributions to the development of the state and nation.
In a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Onogwu Muhammed in Lokoja on Monday, Bello congratulated Awoniyi as he clocked 63.
The Governor said Arc Awoniyi’s unwavering commitment to public service and the welfare of his constituency’s people has set an exemplary standard.
He noted that during his tenure as Deputy Governor, Awoniyi played a pivotal role in supporting the then Governor in shaping the policies and initiatives that propelled Kogi state forward.
Governor Bello acknowledged that beyond Kogi state’s borders, Awoniyi’s influence has extended to the national stage
He said Arc Awoniyi’s legacy of respect, diligence, and commitment continues to inspire young leaders to work tirelessly for the progress and unity of the state and nation.
“His advocacy for good governance, social justice, and the well-being of the people has earned him the respect and admiration of many.
“As family, friends, and associates of Awoniyi celebrate this special day in the life of a remarkable statesman, we express our gratitude for his selfless service and dedication to the betterment of our society,” he said.
Architect Yomi Awoniyi was born into the family of late Pa Sunday Awoniyi on September 4, 1960. He was the deputy of governor of Kogi State between 2011 and 2015.