The Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar has applauded Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello for the bravery he displays in his leadership style, stating that he addresses issues with surety and authority as true leaders should.
He stated this on Monday when he gave audience to Kogi State Forum of Senior Special Assistants (SSAs) who paid him a working visit to solicit his support and blessing towards the bid for the Governor’s Presidential Ambition for 2023.
The Etsu Nupe, who stated that Governor was an informed man who understands the intricacies of governance and the authority that leaders should have, applauded him for the policies of his administration so far, especially as it also concern youth and women inclusion.
He noted that Kogi and Niger states share many commonalities, ranging from ancestral and cultural make-ups, hence the need to encourage Governor Bello, being a young leader who understands the times and what it takes to lead.
The royal father then prayed for the forum, promising to have them in his prayers and wished them success in their endeavors.
Chairman of the Forum and Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on ICT, Hon Ismail Umar had earlier expressed gratitude to the Etsu Nupe for granting them audience and informed him that they were in his domain as his subjects to solicit for his blessings towards the ambition to have Governor Bello emmerge the nation’s number one citizen in 2023.
He said both Kogi and Niger are of Kwararafa heritage which is why they need one another, noting that no Governor has given the youth the opportunity that Governor Bello was giving to them.
The suggestion for the Governor to vie for the exalted position, he informed the royal father, was mooted by some youths across the nation, saying the agitation has continued and that it was time for every leader of good conscience to get involved.
He said Governor Bello is a Governor that is interested in the security and unity of the country, hence the need to have his type at the helm of the nation’s affairs, especially given the current trends in the country.
The visit is first of the long planned efforts to take the message of the Governor’s Presidential Ambition to all parts of the country beginning with the North Central Geopolitical Zone.