Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello said on Friday that he would continue to resist pressure on him to share the resources of the state to politicians, insisting that every indigene would be beneficiaries.
The governor also stated that Kogi State is currently a haven for investors because the precarious security situation in the state has been addressed.
Governor Bello made this declaration while fielding questions from State House Correspondents after the Juma’at prayer at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja.
According to him, those accusing him of not running an inclusive government were people who wanted the resources of the state to be shared.
He said: “Yes, it can only be so for those who will want the little resources of the state to be shared.
“And if I’m not including those who want the little resources to be shared, if they termed that to be non inclusion, then I don’t have apology because the resources of the state is meant for everybody in the state and that’s exactly how I am applying it.”
The governor also stated that with the infrastructural development embarked upon by his administration as well as the sustained fight against crimes and criminally, the state was beginning to witness influx of investors both locally and internationally.
“In the last 13 or 14 months that I took over office,if you have been there you know that Kogi is changing, from the dark days to the present economic prosperity a whole lot has been done, we are following our economic blueprint and things are changing infrastructurally, the civil service is being reformed, pensions too is being reformed and investors are coming in because we have largely secured the state.
“The state used to be very unsecured, kidnapping armed robbery and other crimes in the past but by the grace of God and the good people of the state we have been able to stem the tide, that is why diplomats are flooding my state now, investors from America,Europe,China and all over the world are flooding the state for investment,” he noted.
Kano Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje was also at the Presidential Villa for the Juma’at prayer with President Muhammadu Buhari.