Obasanjo meets Yahaya Bello in Abuja

Olusegun Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Sunday held a meeting with Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello where he urged the governor to sustain his efforts in providing security in his state.

A statement issued late Sunday night by the governor’s chief press secretary Mohammed Onogwu said the duo met behind closed doors and had a “fruitful discussion” that centered on security.

Mr Onogwu quoted Obasanjo as saying that Kogi is central to the nation’s peace and development.

“Former President Obasanjo noted that the fight against insecurity should have everybody on board, stressing that governors should involve everyone to ensure insecurity is curtailed in Nigeria,” the statement said.

While appreciating the governor for his developmental effort in the state especially in the areas of youth and women inclusion in politics and governance, infrastructure, health, and education, Obasanjo charged Bello to “continue to be an advocate for youth involvement in governance”.

In response, Bello thanked Obasanjo for his statesman’s role, fatherly disposition, and wealth of wisdom which the young leaders are privileged to tap from.

Bello assured Obasanjo that he would not rest in the fight to ensure total safety for his people and would continue to do his best to ensure his electoral promises are fulfilled.

Bello had last week said on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily that he never runs to Abuja in search of solution to security challenges in Kogi, charging other governors to take security of their people as their responsibility.