Good morning, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of Kogi state news headlines for today Tuesday, May 14, 2019.
Below is a roundup of top stories emanating from Kogi state, north-central Nigeria.
The Labour Union in Kogi state, north-central Nigeria, has called on the governor of the state, Yahaya Bello to prioritize workers’ welfare and clear salary backlog, noting that the civil servants are not happy with him. Naija News reports that the Kogi State chairman of United Labour Congress (ULC), Comrade Simeon Opaluwa made this call during a chat with members of the Nigerian Guild of Investigative Journalists (NGIJ) in Lokoja, the state capital over the weekend.
The Kogi State Police Command says the governor of the state, Yahaya Bello is “committed to ensuring adequate security of lives and properties of Kogi residents.” Naija News reports that the Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Williams Ovye Aya, made this comment during a chat with members of the Nigerian Guild of Investigative Journalists (NGIJ) in his office during the week.
The Honourable Member representing Ikeja Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives and former Deputy Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Kogi State, Hon. James Abiodun Faleke has again stated that he has no interest in contesting the 2019 governorship election in the state. Recall Naija News earlier reported that Faleke already stated that his focus is on representing his people at the Ikeja Federal Constituency in the lower chamber of the National Assembly and has no interest in the governorship election.
4. Kogi Governorship Election: I Will Defeat All Other Contestants, Even Igala Politicians, Yahaya Bello Boasts
The incumbent Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, who is seeking a second term in office, has boasted that he is capable of defeating any candidate fielded by opposition parties. The governor, who expressed confidence of securing his party’s ticket, also said even if the opposition candidate was from Igala land, he would still emerge victorious.
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