- Governor Bello has sent a serious message to the Nigerian federal government
- According to the Kogi state governor, the FG should prioritise the economy ahead of vaccine procurement
- Also, the governor called out President Buhari's advisers, asking them to tell him what is right
Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello, has sent a serious message to the federal government: Focus on reviving the economy, not on how to procure COVID-19 vaccines.
He disclosed this on Wednesday, December 23, The Cable reports.
According to him, the country cannot afford another lockdown in its present economic state. Going further, he criticised those advising President Buhari.
He said they are to advise the president based on current realities and not get involved in things that would make life difficult for citizens.
However, following the governor's statement, some Nigerians on social media criticised him while others offered their praises.
Ismaila Ali on Facebook asked:
But where is the 2b covid pandemic lockdown relief fund collected by you? There was no lockdown in Kogi state, yet you collected the money? Please return it. It is part of the economic recovery measures suggested by you .Ok."
Olusola Augustine Sokefun added:
"What manner of leaders do we have in Nigeria. Economic ventures can only take place in a healthy society."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Bello said the use of thugs and criminals during elections is causing security problems for the country.
The governor said that safety in the country will improve when politicians stop using thugs.
“When politicians begin to stop the use of thugs, touts, or some group of criminal that is when we will begin to have safety and security.”
He stated that political miscreants have become trouble when they are abandoned after election seasons.
In another report, he alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari’s effort to secure the country is being frustrated by politicians.
Speaking at an event on Friday, December 18, Bello said security agencies should expose those sabotaging the efforts to make the country safe.
According to his spokesperson, Mohammed Onogwu, the governor called for strong actions against the saboteurs.
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