Kogi State has received its first derivation allocation as an oil-producing state.
Governor Yahaya Bello disclosed this during the State Executive Council meeting, assuring the people of the determination of his administration to continue to record more wins for the state.
The governor said his administration had recorded many giant strides in the sectors covering the thematic areas of his New Direction Blueprint, adding that the “derivation allocation will make us do more for our people”.
“This announcement is in line with my administration’s commitment to transparency and accountability, for which we have received many awards,” Governor Bello declared.
“We worked hard to make this history. But we wouldn’t have achieved it without the support of our people, who stood resolutely with us to make this see the light of day.
“We also wish to express our gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari for his leadership roles as well as the RMAFC for making this a reality.”
He reiterated what he described as his “iron cast” promise to make the resources of Kogi residents work for them.
His administration, he continued, will “build more schools, hospitals and construct more roads”.
““We will empower our youth and women; we will ensure security,” he added.
Writing by Fany Olumoye; Editing by Omotola Oguneye and Tony Okerafor