Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has disclosed that his sacrifices particularly with regards to expenses on security in a bid to ensure that citizens are safe and secured would be more appreciated after his tenure.
The Governor who made this assertion on Tuesday while speaking on the Nigerian Television Authority’s Breakfast
noted that no amount of money could be quantified to human lives.
“When I assumed office, I studied the environment, although I knew about the challenges before contesting office as the governor, but it’s a different ballgame when you step into the office and you have to begin to learn on the job” He said.
Governor Bello revealed that the first point of call was to bring on board the leaders of security agencies in the state in a plan to establish synergy and intelligent sharing haven discovered that security agencies were working at cross purpose.
“We also put up some basic infrastructure and gadgets while identifying some of the elements that affected the citizen” The Governor noted.
He said that despite being bordered by 10 states, his administration has continued to synergize with all its neighbours, stressing that at the very beginning of his administration he requested President Muhammadu Buhari to direct the security chiefs to support him in tackling insecurity which he granted.
Premised on that, Governor Bello said his government have been able to even go to other states to arrest criminals who committed crimes in Kogi State.
“I have never been helpless as a governor over insecurity matters, because I hold it as a responsibility to guarantee the security and safety of our citizens. I have no interest hence even if it is my brother that was caught in the act of criminality, I will deal decisively with such person”.
The governor stated that he was ready to step on toes as long as it guaranteed the protection of lives of citizens, stressing that despite the numerous issues in the country, decisive and effective leadership was required to flush out bad eggs in the system.