The Kogi State government says the decision of “patriotic Nigerians” to extend Buhari’s Presidency beyond 2019 is borne out of a genuine desire to deepen good governance and transparency in the nation.
Fielding questions from some selected international media on Saturday, Governor Yahaya Bello said President Muhammadu Buhari has saved Nigeria from economic calamities following the previous administration’s “deep stealing.”
“As far as we know, Nigerians are happy and satisfied with the performance of the President. He is an honest man who is trusted by the international community to take Nigeria to the promise land and will therefore be re-elected next year by the masses of this great nation.
“It is unfortunate that the opposition was doing everything to bring the nation down to justify their desperation to return to power. When a child defecates on a chair, it is expected that the chair will be cleaned and allowed to dry before the child can sit on it again. The Nigerian system is undergoing serious cleansing process and Mr President should be allowed to conclude his Nigerian rebirth Agenda,’’ Governor stated.
He said;“those who love Nigeria and the strides of President Buhari want him to continue the rebuilding process. Our nation was a subject of international scorn for corruption and insensitivity to the plight of the masses. Today, the respect is back because of the personality of the President.’’
Creating more jobs
“Our economy is looking up and it is trickling down to the states. Kogi State has keyed into the agriculture policies of the Nigerian Government to create more jobs and wealth. Our youth and vibrant populace now see a career in agriculture.
“The Nigerian Government has been very supportive of our war against criminality; the same way the war against insurgency has been waged with serious mindedness.
“Nigerians surely do not want the gains of this administration reversed,” the Governor explained.
On the current crisis rocking the National Assembly over calls on Senate Bukola Saraki to resign his position, Governor Bello said he has nothing more to say after the National Chairman of the party had stated the position of the party.
“What I will just tell Nigerians is that it is not enough to have President Muhammadu Buhari. They must also strive to vote equally patriotic Nigerians into the National Assembly to work with him, to make Nigeria great. We must have a National Assembly that has the interest of Nigeria and Nigerians at heart,” he added.