3MAY 2017

Breaking: Kogi Governor Hails Senate for Clearing Professor Stephen Ocheni

The Governor of Kogi State, Alh. Yahaya Bello has hailed the Nigerian Senate for approving the appointment of Prof. Stephen Ikani Ocheni as a Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, saying his appointment will enrich governance in the country.

Speaking through his Director General on Media and Strategy, Kingsley Fanwo in Lokoja, Wednesday, Governor Bello thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for finding Prof. Ocheni worthy of serving in his administration.

"The Senate today, rose above primordial interests to respond to our national need for men of integrity and capacity to drive the Change Agenda of Mr. President. Professor Ocheni is a brilliant scholar, excellent administrator and a staunch believer in the desire and drive of Mr. President to rebuild our nation. His clearance has now made it possible for Kogi State to be represented in the Federal Executive Council.

"We congratulate Prof Ocheni and wish to express our supreme confidence in his capacity and integrity to do us proud as a State. The appointment of a Change Agent like Prof Ocheni has made it possible for us to fulfill one of the steps of immortalizing our late but irreplaceable genius, Barrister James Ocholi".

Governor Yahaya Bello assured the Federal Government of his administration's determination to cooperate with it . He said the New Direction Agenda of his administration will help reposition the state and make it compliant to the development initiative of the Buhari Administration.