Kogi state Governor, Yahaya Bello, has commended Senate President Dr Bukola Saraki for his maturity and dexterity is conducting the affairs of the senate.
Bello made the commendation when the senate committee on works paid him a visite at the government house in Lokoja.
The governor in his speech said “I’m proud of President Muhammadu Buhari, Senate President Dr Bukola Saraki and Senate committee on works for the special attention given to Kogi, the Senate president has really shown that he is the true leader of North Central”
Chairman, Senate Committee on Works, Senator Kabir Gaya expressed this on Tuesday in Abuja, when he led his committee on an oversight function in the North Central, which commenced in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
The committee, which began it’s assignment from Zuba/Giri/Gwagwalada/Sheda/ Kwali expressway in the FCT took time to check the road expansion, construction of bridges and alignment done by two contractors Messrs Renold Construction Company RCC and Dantata & Sawoe.
The chairman and other members took their time to assess the progress made so far and of stressed the importance of the road to the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government.
Senator Gaya, who frowned at the incessant damage to roads by heavy duty vehicles said the federal road bill will control the menace of heavy duty vehicles. He said “As soon as the Federal Roads Authority Bill is passed into law by the Senate, any vehicle that is found carrying more than 30 tonnes will be sanctioned.”
Other members of the committee who contributed excellently are the vice chairman, Senator Clifford I Ordia, Senator Mao Ohanbuwa, Senator Sani Mustapha and clerk of the committee, Mrs. Foluke Ogunbayo
Kogi Gov Expresses High Spirit with Senate President
The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, has expressed gratitude to the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki for the fatherly role he is providing for the North-Central and its general development.
Governor Bello made his feelings known when the Senate Committee on Works on oversight function on roads in the North-Central states visited him at the Lugard House, Lokoja. The governor said that the exemplary leadership that the Senate president is giving the country particularly the North-Central will remain nostalgic for years to come. He explained that the tested politicians that the senate president assigned chairmanship of various committees in the senate attest that the era of good things for Nigeria has come.
The governor also said that the APC administration under President Muhammadu Buhari is a sign of Nigeria’s fulfilment to true nationhood. He further explained that the war against corruption being waged by the Buhari administration will soon give the country the road map to greatness.
The Kogi State governor thanked the Senate Committee for their tirelessness in ensuring that the era of abandoning road contracts thereby making roads in the country death trap are over. He commended the leadership of the Senate Committee on works for making the entire country a constituency for ensuring that all roads contracts in the country are effectively monitored for result. He said that with the calibre of people in the committee, Nigerians will indeed know that the APC mean well for the country adding that the mantra of change of the APC is not a fluke. He urges Nigerians to continue to support the Buhari administration and pray for peace and development in the country.
By Prince Idris Abdulmalik Afegbua
SLA to the Senate President Federal Republic of Nigeria