The traditional rulers and residents of the Central Senatorial District of Kogi have commended Governor Yahaya Bello (GYB) for his giant strides in the execution of legacy projects across the zone.
They gave the commendation when the Forum of Special Advisers (SAs) to the Governor, on an inspection tour to some key projects in the district on Wednesday, tagged: ”GYB Legacy Projects’ Tour”.
The first port of call by the forum was the newly established Confluence University of Science and Technology (CUSTECH), Osara in Adavi Local Governments Area of the state.
The Forum’s Chairman, Hon. Usman Ochidi, who doubles as the SA to the Governor on Project Monitoring, said the tour was to inspect and showcase the GYB Legacy projects across the three senatorial districts including both the completed and ongoing projects in the state.
He added that the objective was to promote and publicize those legacy projects to let the world be aware of the unmatchable achievements of the governor in all sectors of the state’s economy,
Ochidi emphasised that the governor was more than capable of doing more at the national level when he become the President of Nigeria come 2023.
”We want to tell the world that we have a detribalised candidate, who is less than 50 years and has what it takes to rule this country.
We have a governor who believes in infrastructure development and security of lives and property; a governor that matches his word with action”, Ochidi said.
Responding, the CUSTECH’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Salawu Sadiku, appreciated the forum for the initiative, describing the governor’s achievement in education sector as ‘unprecedented’.
Sadiku noted that the governor through the establishment of CUSTECH had been able to solve the challenges Kogi students were facing in securing admission to study science and engineering courses in other universities.
He said that the governor had been moving at the ”speed of the spirit” ever since the university got approval from the National University Commission (NUC) on Dec. 17, 2020.
The VC added that the university had gotten approval to offer 11 courses and currently had over 240 students who had completed the first semester and presently in the second semester.
He, therefore, commended the governor for his total commitment to the infrastructural development of the university that would make it to compete favorably with any university in the world.
”We want you to convey our highest regards to His Excellency and his team, who are indefatigable in ensuring that the university is not only a reality but it will be able to compete favorably with any other university in the world in no distant time,” he said