Prince Abubakar University Teaching Hospital Anyigba currently under construction by the administration of His Excellency, Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State. *** Governor Yahaya Bello at work on the age-old erosion ravaged section of the road from Anyigba to the headquarters of Dekina LG and to the neighboring Bassa LG.*** Ultra-modern General Hospital, Under Construction At Isanlu-Yagba East LGA-Kogi State. Similar projects ongoing simultaneously in two (2) other locations in the state, ie, Gegu in Kogi LGA and Eganyi in Ajaokuta LGA*** The World Bank commended Governor Yahaya Bello for refunding $4.63 million surplus funds under the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP)***  This app, is an Audio/visual excursion into the stewardship of His Excellency, Governor Yahaya Bello*** 


Governor Yahaya Bello Commends Nigerian Navy

Gov Yahaya Bello and the Officers of Nigerian Naval Command…

Gov. Bello Commends Nigerian Navy,calls for Relocation of Central Naval Command HQ to Kogi

…receives FOC Central Naval command

Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello has commended the effort of the Nigerian Navy in their fight against insecurity and the protection of the Nigerian Waterways while calling for the relocation of the Central Naval Command Headquarters to Kogi state.

The governor pointed out that the historic and geographic location of the state validates such request.

Bello who made the commendation and request on Monday while receiving a courtesy visit from the Flag officer Commanding Central Naval Command, Rear Admiral I Abbas added that the command centre would serve a better purpose if such relocation was approved.

Governor Bello hailed the Chief of Naval staff, Rear Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo for repositioning the Nigeria Navy by being highly dutiful, adding that during his tenure pestering issues of bunkering, theft and other criminal activities on the waterways have grossly reduced.

He noted that the Commander’s courtesy call was a huge show of comradeship and togetherness asserting that his readiness to serve the Nigerian nation was laudable.

The governor also appreciated Commodore K I Odubanjo, Commander NNS LUGARD for the great job done and professionalism he has displayed in the state, urging him to do more for the people and the state.

Governor Bello promised that his administration would continue to appreciate security operatives and give them maximum support so that there job would be made easy.

In his opening remarks, the FOC central Naval command, informed the governor that he was in the state to acquaint and familiarise himself with operations of units under his command, examine their operational activities with a view to make inputs and find out challenges.

He thanked the governor for the support he has been providing to the base, noting that he was well aware of how the state governor accommodated and rendered support towards the establishment and its operation in the State.

Officers on the delegation of the FOC included Command Operations Officer, Commodore S T Lengava, Captain JB Eturu, Command Project Officer, Commander SY Ochepo, Command Education Officer.

Others were LT CDR ET Jejelowo, Command Provost Marshal, LIEUTENANT Commander IB Umar, Base Operations officer, NNS LUGARD and SUB Lieutenant A Suleiman, Flag to the FOC.

ONOGWU Muhammed

Chief Press Secretary to the Governor


GYB meets LGAs Chairmen, Professional Hunters, Vigilantes, charges more action against criminals

Security: Governor Yahaya Bello meets LGAs Chairmen, Professional Hunters, Vigilantes, charges more action against criminals

Kogi State governor, His Excellency Yahaya Bello on Monday met with local government chairmen, professional hunters, heads of vigilantes, and the head of the Nigerian Legion in the state for a security strategic meeting.

The Governor commended the security personnel and charged them to up their games in the battle against criminal elements in the state. Bello stressed that there was a need to strengthen the process of information and intelligence gathering and synergy among security units in the state.

He noted that amongst all achievements and successes of his administration, security tops the rank and will do what it takes to ensure the people of the state live in peace. He charged the non-conventional security personnel to intensify efforts in Identifying all criminals, their collaborators, informants, sponsors, and leaders, and deal with them following the law of the land.

“I want to reiterate my stand once more that I will never negotiate with criminals. Only a weak government negotiate with criminals. If you identify anybody in my government who is supporting crimes direct or indirectly please expose them and we shall deal with them like common criminals. Our people must live in peace. We will continue to fight any act of criminality till the last second of our stay in office. To the criminals outside there; I shall lead the war against you from the frontline.”

The governor urged stronger ties among all security agencies in the state and strongly warned against saboteurs.

“You must collaborate amongst yourselves to succeed. The fact that security personnel signed to die in the line of duties is not enough for them to be killed by these ragtag elements calling themselves bandits, kidnappers and terrorists. Protect yourselves and go against them with common intention” the Governor added.

Declaring the meeting open, the State Security Adviser, Commodore Jerry Omodara (Rtd) commended the non-conventional security personnel in the state and urged them to sustain the onslaught against criminal elements in complementing the effort of the conventional security agencies in the state.

ONOGWU Muhammed

Chief Press Secretary to the Governor




When the Latin notion, E Pluribus Unum” meaning “Out of Many; One is chosen”, was opined, it obviously was inspired by the life of a revered, relentless and remarkable man. It therefore would not be out of place to compare such traits to a man who has distinguished himself in effective governance and selfless leadership coupled with an unassuming demeanour; The Executive Governor of Kogi State, his Excellency, Governor Yahaya Adoza Bello.

On assumption of office after a divine twist of events and a political cul de sac, Governor Yahaya Bello was sworn into office in January 2016. On assumption, it was an obvious fact that he had a daunting task of rejigging the socio-economic potential of the State cutting across healthcare, education, youth and women empowerment, environmental protection and indeed security. Security being a critical factor for socio-economic stability was a critical area of focus for the Bello administration.

Before Governor Yahaya Bello assumed office, there were myriads of security challenges bedevilling the State including kidnappings, blood ritual murders, banditry, terrorism burglary and robbery. But on his resuming office, Governor Bello swung into action by doing a sweep of the road corridors traversing the Confluence State. In the process the shrubs on the road shoulders and sides which had become a convenient tool for perpetrating kidnapping and banditry was cleared. As a result road travellers could see as far as 150 metres ahead while threading these roads. This led to a drastic drop in kidnap cases in the State. According to statistics there were at least 25 kidnap cases every month in the State before the Governor assumed office, but after less than a year in office of Governor Bello, the cases had dropped to an average of 2. At the onset of his administration also, an ISWAP cell was discovered in Okene area of the State.

They were responsible for bombing of the Deeper life Bible Church killing 17 people with over 70 injured. Governor Bello changed the narrative and routed out the cell from the State. Before Governor Bello assumed office, incidents of farmers herders clashes were also rampant, however Governor Bello adopted strategic approaches to ensure peaceful co-existence and cohesion by ensuring holistic cooperation.

These achievements are attributable to the provision of over 200 utility and patrol vehicles for security agencies in the state tagged, “Operation Total Freedom”. The State Government under Governor Bello also recruited over 6,000 local vigilantes empowered with motorcycles for providing intelligence information for the conventional security agencies. Nonetheless, State of the Art security gadgets were also procured for the Operation which was established by the Bello administration. 500 motorcycles were also procured for security patrol operations and while the services of vigilante security operatives were engaged.

To further capitulate on these efforts, Governor Yahaya Bello declared war against armed robbers and criminals in the State by daring to apprehend and prosecute shadow criminal lords deemed untouchable as their hide outs were rooted and demolished. He also constructed the Army Forward Operations Base at various places across the State to enhance the security in the State.

The state Government also sponsored the training of 441 Special Constabulary Police Personnel at the Nigerian Police Training College, Ilorin, Kwara State. The results of these interventions came to the fore in 2017, when a report released by the National Bureau of Statistics, stated that out of the 134,663 cases of crime reported in the country; Bauchi, Kebbi and Kogi states had the lowest rates. In the same year, Kogi had no cases of burglary while the state with the highest level of crime had 1,213 cases. Little wonder, in recognition of these contributions to the nations’ anti-terrorism and banditry efforts, Governor Yahaya Bello was conferred an Award of Recognition by the Inspector General of Police for his determination to rid the State of such elements.

Just recently, the Crime Reporters Association of Nigeria (CRAN) as well, made up of journalists on the crime beat, appointed Governor Bello as its patron in recognition of his efforts which led to Kogi being adjudged as one of the states with the lowest crime rate in the country.

As it has often been said in religious fora “where there is light, darkness comprehends it not” therefore to further boost security, electric power supply in the State received a boost with various degrees of intervention for the Power Holding Company serving the State. In consideration of checking youth unemployment and drudgery which are pedestal for crime and social vices, the Bello administration also empowered them economically and through educational opportunities.

Today, it is on record that his administration has the highest number of women and youths captured in the States intervention programmes. It suffice to say that in the African cultural milieu “A child who washes his hands clean can sit with the elders” The 2023 elections are around the corner and Governor Yahaya Bello GYB, having washed his hands clean by repositioning the Confluence State to an epochal scale, has thrown in his cap in the ring to join in the race to be the President of Nigeria, PYB. This is for him to further contribute his bit to making Nigeria, a country of our dreams.

GYB for President.

“There is a belief that everyone has a job that they are good at. Therefore, we endeavor to put our Team members in the right place to make them work effectively in other to create sustainable growth for the general good and attend to their needs accordingly. However, we ensure to employ people that are diligent in their jobs and have admirable character in order to take care of the rest of us and achieve our vision in the long run”. – Governor Yahaya Bello.

Governor Yahaya Bello commend the efforts and synergy of security operatives in Kogi state.

Governor Yahaya Bello has commended the efforts and synergy of security operatives in Kogi state.

Reacting to the successful rescue operation by local hunters in Ochadamu, Ofu local government area of the state, Governor Bello urged security operatives sustain the efforts in combating various acts of criminality within every border of the state.

In a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Onogwu Muhammed, the Governor added that no section of the state should be left to witness any act of insecurity.

Two kidnappers operating within the terrain of Ochadamu, in Ofu local government area of Kogi state, on Wednesday, met their waterloo in the hands of local security hunters.

Speaking to newsmen, an official of Ofu local government, Mohammed Lawal Musa noted that few days after attempting to kidnap innocent commuters plying the route after Easter celebration, the criminals were initially engaged in a gun battle with men of the Nigeria Navy with two members arrested.

He narrated further that after discovering their hideouts in Ochadamu, the hunters ambushed the criminal elements at about 2 am on Wednesday.

The suspects who engaged the hunters in a gun duel for over forty minutes had two of their members gunned down while three escaped with varying degrees of injuries.

Yahaya Bello, Solution To Nation’s Insecurity- Vigilante Group.

Yahaya Bello, Solution To Nation’s Insecurity- Vigilante Group.

The Vigilante Group of Nigeria (VGN) says that Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi remains the solution to Nigeria’s insecurity, as they join the call urging Bello to run for President in 2023.
The VGN made the call on Saturday when a representation of its membership from across the 36 states paid a visit to Bello at the Kogi Government Lodge in Abuja.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the VGN also presented an award to Bello for his outstanding performance in tackling insecurity and crimes in Kogi.
Dr Usman Jahun, Commander General of the VGN said the group was also calling on Bello to become President so that he can secure Nigeria same way he has secured Kogi which is the safest State in Nigeria.
Jahun also commended Bello for how well he has position the VGN, Kogi Chapter and has made them an integral part of the State’s security architecture.
“The Vigilante Group of Nigeria is a fully registered entity with all structures across the 36 states of the country where we are very present.
“We have seen all that You, Governor Yahaya Bello has done in securing Kogi State and that is why we have come to appreciate all your efforts as we see you as a hope to solving the insecurity in Nigeria.
“We want you to become President so that you can apply the same security approach you have used in Kogi that has made it the safest state in Nigeria to make Nigeria safe again,” Jahun said.
Jahun said that the group is also throwing its weight around Bello because he knows that as one who places priority on security, he would reposition the VGN for an effective service delivery.
He said that the VGN had five million members across the 36 states of the Federation, with a lot of them who are retired from all security agencies.
“We have seen what you have done with the Kogi State Vigilate Group, by paying them good salaries, training them, we want you to become President so that you can also reposition this Group across the country.
“We have five million members who are military officers, police officers, the DSS, Civil Defense Officers amongst others, when we are fully utilized, and equipped we are ready to sacrifice our lives to make sure there is peace in the country.
“The eight Assembly passed our bill, now it is before the ninth Assembly and President Muhammadu Buhari  has also tried for the Organisation.
“We are sure that when you become President, you will sign it into law for fill implementation,” Jahun said.
Jahun said that the Group had gone round the country drumming support for Bello not because it has gotten any monetary support from the governor but just because of his capabilities.
The governor appreciated the Group for recognizing his efforts and the modest achievements of the State in security and across all sector.
Bello assured the group that he will not disappoint them and other Nigerians who are calling on him to run for the 2023 Presidency.
He also urged the Group and other Nigerians to appreciate all the President Buhari had done in securing Nigeria, adding that security remained the  responsibility of every Nigerian including the VGN.
“You took it upon yourself to move round this country without a dime from me, without motivating you, without asking you to do that, without even having a prior discussion to do that.
“But because you have seen millions of Nigerians urging me to run for President of this country. you joined the multitude of Nigerians to call on me to run for Presidency in 2023.
“By the special grace of God Almighty, I will not disappoint you. It is often said and I believe that the voice of the people is the voice of God.
Bello urged the Group to collaborate with other security agencies and their state governments, same way it is being done in Kogi State.
He also warned them against listening to disgruntled politicians and those who do not have the love of Nigeria at heart.
“Please continue to organise yourselves and please cooperate with all the law enforcement agencies as usual, just like the VGN in Kogi State.
“The way they are cooperating with us there, please cooperate with every state chapter and provide adequate, effective intelligence for them to act.
“Relate with your various governors, relate with your various leaders across board, irrespective of his political affiliation, religion or irrespective of whatever he believes in, relate with them very well and let us have a peaceful Nigeria.
“And please, listen less to some politicians who are disgruntled and at an appropriate time, I want to assure you that we shall expose them so that we will never have them in positions of authorities again,” Bello said.

Governor Yahaya Bello And Security: The President We Want – GYB2PYB Ebonyi State

Governor Yahaya Bello And Security: The President We Want – GYB2PYB Ebonyi State.

Security of lives and property are the primary duty of every leader who truly have the interest of his people at heart.
In the past, Kogi State was reputed one of the criminal hideouts in Nigeria as a result of insecurity of great magnitude!
Obviously, people are now asking to know the secret of mass acceptance of Governor Yahaya Bello, the youngest and most gender-friendly Governor in Nigeria!
The is simple. Governor Yahaya Bello gives premium attention to SECURITY.
According to the South African White Paper on defence 1996, “Security is an all-encompassing condition in which individual citizen lives in freedom, peace and safety, participate fully in the process of governance, enjoy the protection and fundamental Rights, have access to resources and basic necessities of life; and inhabit an environment which is not detrimental to their health and well-being.”
Today, Governor Yahaya Bello as the most active youthful and gender-friendly Governor in Nigeria, has done well in ensuring that security of lives and property receive the attention it deserves!
Immediately His Excellency assumed office, the issues of insecurity and youth unemployment became a thing of the past; as he swung into action using the best crime control measures.
No wonder, Salem University that ranks number one among universities that produce capable criminologists and criminal justice experts is located in Kogi State!

Undoubtedly, Governor Yahaya Bello understands the importance of crime control using Social Development and not just applying reactive measures or brigadier approach that only produce little or no results!
At the moment, Nigeria in its entirety are in search of a detribalized and youthful leader, who understands the intricacies surrounding 21st century leadership, where the youth are given equal developmental opportunities, to participate actively in governance and socio-economic development.
As we intensify efforts in search of a leader who will fix Nigeria, may we thank God that Governor Yahaya Bello, the captain of the Confluence State is most ready and willing to answer the clarion call of Nigerian youth to lead us to our long awaited destination….where SECURITY, equal developmental opportunities, massive youth employment and national integration are guaranteed!
The Youth believe that if Governor Yahaya Bello becomes the President, come 2023, he will replicate his good governance model, especially in areas of SECURITY of lives and property, gender inclusion, national integration, youth development and employment among other things…
In Kogi state today, you’ll not hear of: BANDITS, Kidnapping, Herdsmen attacks, armed robbery and other social vices that truncate sustainable peace and development!!!!
Think a better Nigeria! Think Yahaya Bello!! Think peace and security!!!
Amb. Aligwe Sampson O.
State Coordinator,
GYB2PYB, Ebonyi State Chapter.

Governor Yahaya Bello And Security: The President We Want – GYB2PYB Ebonyi State

Gov. Yahaya Bello Is “Security Personality Of The Year

Gov. Yahaya Bello Is “Security Personality Of The Year.

The Institute of Security and Strategic Studies Confers Fellowship On the Governor of Kogi State, His Excellency Yahaya Bello, FISS.
The investiture which held at the Yar’Adua Centre on Sunday night was in recognition of the Governor’s demonstrated commitment and use of innovative approaches to secure lives and properties in his state of Kogi. The institute noted the governor’s outstanding efforts in creating, maintaining, extending and promoting the nation’s most security state in Kogi.
In addition to the fellowship, Governor Bello was also awarded the institute’s first ever ‘Security Personality Of The Year Award’.
The Governor Who was represented by his deputy, Edward Onoja at the event which held at the Yar’Adua Centre in Abuja on Sunday evening said the honour was another push for him to do more in safeguarding the life and property of the people of Kogi State and other Nigerians living in or transiting through the state.
For his outstanding performance in the area of security, Governor Bello has received award from different groups, organizations, Associations including the Nigerian Police Force and other security agencies.

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