Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has noted that the state belongs to everyone and not to groups or tribe.
Bello stated this during a meeting with the Permanent Secretaries and Heads of Ministries, Departments and Agencies in the State on Wednesday at the Government House, Lokoja.
The governor said, “Kogi belongs to all of us; we all have equal stakes in it. Nobody, no group, no tribe is better placed than others; we all have an equal stake.”
“I am open to advise from all of you. The second term can’t be self-serving. It is going to be more of service delivery to the people.”
“That is why I am involving those that are hungry for service to get involved. Don’t be surprised to see your child be your boss as long as he is hungry for service.”
He stated that the second term of his administration will be for service delivery for individuals who are hungry for results.
“This second tenure is going to be that of service delivery. It’s a tenure for those who are hungry for results.”
“For us to get to the desired destination that we want, we have to start now. I urge you all to be transparent”.
He called on civil servants in the state to always checkmate political appointees and not show them the way to circumvent the system.
“Whoever I will appoint as your heads today or tomorrow should be told of what the law permits. Don’t teach them to circumvent the system.”
“I am going to be dealing directly with the civil servants; It’s going to be a periodic interaction”.