- Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state has ordered that all campaign billboards erected across the state in the build-up to the last governorship election should be dismantled immediately
- Bello also directs that all campaign stickers, plate numbers, handbills and posters embossed on vehicles, tricycles and motorbikes should be removed
- The governor asks vehicle inspection office, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and other relevant law enforcement agencies to enforce the law immediately
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state has ordered that all campaign billboards erected across the state in the build-up to the last governorship election in the state be dismantled immediately.
A media aide to the governor, Onogwu Mohammed, disclosed in a statement that Bello also directed that all campaign stickers, plate numbers, handbills and posters embossed on vehicles, tricycles and motorbikes should be removed.
The governor has asked the relevant vehicle inspection agencies to enforce the law immediately.
The statement read that the enforcement of the directive should commence from Thursday, February 6.
In another report, Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state on Monday, February 3 paid a courtesy visit to the Russian Ambassador to Nigeria, Alexey Shebarshin in Abuja for discussions ahead of the planned completion and revival of the Ajaokuta Steel Complex.
He assured the ambassador of the readiness of his administration to see that Ajaokuta works for Kogi people and Nigeria at large.
He stated that Kogi state possesses enormous opportunities and called on the Russian government to partner with the state to develop agricultural and energy sectors in the state.
Meanwhile, Governor Yahaya Bello has sworn-in 17 commissioners and six special advisers as he kick-starts his second term in office.
Notable names in the list include Kingsley Olorunfemi Fanwo who is now the commissioner of information and communications; Mohammed Sani Ibrahim (SAN), commissioner of justice, Idris Asiru Asiwaju, finance, budget and economic planning and Engr. Abubakar Sadiq Ohere, commissioner for works and housing
Retired Navy Commodore Jerry Omodara also retained his role as the governor's special adviser on security.
In other news, Babatunde Fashola, the minister for works and housing has revealed how an attempted bomb attack was foiled in Lagos state back in 2013.
Fashola disclosed this while delivering a lecture titled “Insecurity: Taking actions against organized crime” on Thursday, February 6, in Lagos.
The minister who was the then Lagos state governor gave an account of how 17 suitcases loaded with explosives were smuggled before it was intercepted and wreaked havoc in the state, The Nation reports
The apex court in its judgement on Friday, February 7, however, set aside part of the appeal court's judgement which imposed fines on Nyame.
He went on to note that law enforcement agencies can’t handle the job of security alone. Fashola explained that the threat was foiled with the help of information from a private citizen who discovered the suitcases.
The former governor while delivering his lecture also endorsed the establishment of the Southwest regional security outfit known as operation Amotekun. He added that state police creation should be backed by a legal framework.
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