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Kogi State Government House, Lokoja (image courtesy Kogi Reports)

A pressure group, Fruitful Vision Youths Empowerment Initiatives (FVYEI) has urged Kogi people to massively vote for Governor Yahaya Bello in the November 16 governorship election.

Concise News reports that FVYEI’s Manager, Josiah Nelson, said in a statement in Abuja on Friday that the governor had performed creditably to be re-elected.

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Nelson further stated that Bello’s youth empowerment policies were outstanding and capable of putting the youth on the right track.

“Bello’s policies on youth empowerment, especially in the area of agriculture share commonness with our group’s vision.

“We have a strong belief that the governor needs another tenure to consolidate on the policies already in place,” he said.

He said that FVYEI had compiled Bello’s achievements in the past four years, saying, “we shall soon circulate this across the 21 local government areas.”

Nelson said the essence was to deepen the understanding of the governor’s performance card across the state.

“Here is a governor that has prioritised agriculture by investing heavily in the sector through the production of OMI rice in Kogi West.

“His re-election will sustain all the laudable policies and programmes he has put in place,” he said.

“Kogi people are urged to spread the news about Bello’s outstanding performance, he deserves a re-election,” he said.

Kogi poll: NYSC DG tasks corps members on good conduct

In related news, corps members participating in the November 16 governorship election in Kogi state have been urged to be of good conduct and avoid any form of unholy activities detrimental to the success of the poll.

The Director-General of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, gave the advice at an Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)-NYSC sensitisation programme on Thursday, in Lokoja.

Represented by Yusuf Abdullahi, the NYSC Area Coordinator in the North Central, Ibrahim stressed the need for corps members to remain apolitical throughout the electioneering process, urging them to make the scheme proud.

He enjoined the corps members to be properly dressed in their NYSC uniform, as security measures would be taken to ensure their safety during the conduct of the election.

The NYSC director-general assured the corps members that he would meet with security stakeholders in the state to give optimum priorities to their security in the course of the assignment.

Ibrahim had earlier met with NYSC staff members at the state secretariat, where he described the new Area Office as ”a good initiative to make the implementation, coordination and supervision of programmes and activities of the scheme more achievable”.

While calling for an attitudinal change from the workers, he assured them that the new NYSC structure would afford them dividends of development and open doors of opportunities for them.