2023: Obasanjo, Yahaya Bello meet behind closed doors

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Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State met with former President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abuja yesterday.

Though the meeting was held behind closed doors,the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mohammed Onogwu, gave journalists snippets of their discussion
Onogwu, who noted that his principal and his guest had a fruitful discussion, stressed that the meeting dwelled on security.

He said that Obasanjo urged Yahaya Bello, to sustain his efforts in providing security in his state.

The Chief Press Secretary quoted Obasanjo as saying that Kogi is central to the nation’s peace and development.
“Former President Obasanjo noted that the fight against insecurity should have everybody on board, stressing that governors should involve everyone to ensure insecurity is curtailed in Nigeria,” Onogwu stated
He added that Obasanjo appreciated the Governor for his developmental effort in the state especially in the areas of youth and women inclusion in politics and governance, infrastructure, health, and education.
Onogwu said Obasanjo also charged Governor Bello to “continue to be an advocate for youth involvement in governance”.
Acording to the CPS, responding to the former president, Governor Bello thanked Obasanjo for his statesman’s role, fatherly disposition, and wealth of wisdom which the young leaders are privileged to tap from.
Bello assured Obasanjo that he will not rest in the fight to ensure total safety for his people and will continue to do his best to ensure his electoral promises are fulfilled.
Yahaya Bello, who is the youngest state governor in the country, has been in the news recently over his touted 2023 presidential ambition.
There are also reports that his posters for the election have flooded some states in the North Central zone of the country.

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