A Group, Afenifere For Collective Transformation, has described the honour bestowed on Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi state by European American University as a vindication of youths competence in political leadership.
Prince Tolu Ajayi, the Director General of the group stated this in a statement made available to newsmen.
“It has become the second nature of many Nigerians to disregard and pay less attention to their shinning glory which Governor Yahaya Bello represent. Governor Yahaya Bello has vindicated the young generation in the area of quality political leadership hereby proving and confirming to all that the youths are capable of taking over leadership come 2023. Kogi state remain the most secured, peaceful, enabling and politically stable state in the country courtesy of his deliberate security consciousness making him a true Chief Security Officer of his state. The State has continued to attract foreign investment due to the peculiar leadership approach and tactics employed by the governor which is why the state has not been in the news negatively since the past few years.
“Kudos to Nigerian journalists for their display of professionalism in bringing to the fore many of the development going on in kogi state even though more still need to be done. The achievement of Governor Yahaya Bello in all ramifications need to be documented to serve as template for others in position of leadership.
“As the Governing Council and the Senate of the European American University, Commonwealth of Dominican Republic set to confer Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State with Honorary Doctorate Degree in Public Sector Accounting and Finance, it is worthy to note that away from the many negative qualities being associated with the young generation of this country, a young Nigerian in the person of Governor Yahaya Bello is performing excellently well to the admiration and recognition by an international citadel of learning. International communities through different bodies are beginning to recognise and appreciate this exceptional and value oriented governor using the parameters of international best practices.
“According to the Head of West African Operations of the University, Dr Mrs, Josephine Egbuta, who revealed this development to newsmen, she noted that the governor has been exemplary in his leadership drive not only in Nigeria but Africa at large. In her words, “what informed the decision of the school to confer such a prestigious honour on the Governor of Kogi State was as a result of his high level of integrity in governance and strong leadership strongly observed in the area of provision of quality education and women empowerment in politics, and high sense of financial prudence in managing the state resources”.
“It’s in line with this giant achievement and honour that Afenifere For Collective Transformation ACT led by the Director General, Prince Tolu Ajayi felicitates with Governor Yahaya Bello and wish him many more of such international recognition. ACT has made public the choice of Governor Yahaya Bello as our PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE come 2023 which we believe others across the country are now seeing and would follow the same path. We can’t afford to waste 2023 as a nation.
“Congratulations to His Excellency, governor Yahaya Bello as we believe many more of such are coming in no distance time,” he said.