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*** 


Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has made significant progress in the state’s legislative agenda by signing five bills into law. The signing ceremony took place on Monday at the EXCO Hall in the Government House, Lokoja, and was witnessed by esteemed dignitaries, including the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Mr. Matthew Kolawole, the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Mohammed Ibrahim (SAN), and the Secretary to the Kogi State Government, Dr. Ayoade Arike Folashade.

Describing the event as unprecedented and a milestone in the state’s history, Governor Bello emphasized the importance of the bills in improving rural infrastructure, education, cultural advancement and transformation of the the state. He expressed his administration’s strong commitment to rural development and praised the Kogi State House of Assembly for its exceptional performance.

“We have never had it this good in the history of the State House of Assembly,” said Governor Bello, expressing his gratitude to the Speaker and other principal members of the House. He acknowledged the harmony, synergy, integration, and cooperation among the various arms of government under his leadership.
Governor Bello also commended the state Attorney General for meticulously reviewing the bills to ensure their compliance with existing laws of the country. He affirmed his administration’s dedication to taking the state to greater heights.

Speaker, Kogi State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Mathew Kolawole, in his remarks, expressed delight that the bills were not just passed but also signed into law. He commended Governor Bello for fostering a peaceful atmosphere and promoting a harmonious working relationship between the executive and the legislature.

The bills signed into law by the governor include:
1. A law to establish the Glory College of Health Science and Technology, Oke-Bukun, and other related matters (2023).
2. A law to provide for the retirement of teachers in Kogi State and other related matters (2023).
3. A law to establish the Kogi State Roads Fund Management and Administration Board (KOSRFMAB) for the management, planning, development, rehabilitation, reconstruction, and maintenance of Class “B,” Class “C,” and Class “D” roads in Kogi State and other related matters (2023).
4. A law to provide for the peaceful celebration of Ebira traditional and cultural festivals in the Central Senatorial District of Kogi State and other related matters (2023) to advance cultural development and maintain peace and security during cultural festivals.
5. Kogi State Rural Access Roads Agency, RARA which is aimed at managing, developing, rehabilitating, reconstructing and maintenance of Class “C” and Class “D” roads in the State.

Governor Bello’s commitment to enacting these laws signifies his dedication to the development and progress of Kogi State, and it is expected that they will contribute significantly to the betterment of the state and its people.

ONOGWU Muhammed
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor

Kogi govt. approves establishment of University in Okun land

…to procure 3 modern fire trucks, ratify projects

The Kogi State government has announced the approval of a state university, proposed to be located in the Kogi western senatorial district, attesting that the essence amongst many other things was the need to provide more educational facility for young university hopeful in the state.

Making the announcement, the state Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Wemi Jones hinted that the process would involve the inauguration of a 15-man implementation

Committee, made up of Professors from all over Kogi State. He said the committee would be given the responsibility of drafting the university law, academic brief and the master plan adding that they would also be saddled with the task of recommending a suitable location and whether the university would be specialised or conventional.

The commissioner said ‘’It is expected that the committee will give its report within the next one month from the inauguration so that we can move as fast as possible as it would be the government’s desire to see the university kick off before the end of this tenure’’

Giving an instance the Commissioner narrated that during the last admission exercise at the Prince Abubakar Audu University there was a population explosion of prospective intakes as the school had over 25,000 admission seekers as against capacity intake of about 6,000 noting that even indigenes of the state were possibly deprived of admission or their intended course of study.

He recalled that one of the primary reason for the establishment of Confluence University of Science and Technology, Osara was to mitigate the challenge of the state’s qualified students, not gaining admission to courses of their choices because of the fact that Kogi is regarded as a state that is educationally advantaged

According to him, Kogi West is blessed with tones of academia and highly known for education, hence putting a university in Kogi West, particularly Okun land is so apt

The Commissioner asserted that funding has been and would always be a challenge but the government decided to take the bull by the horn and make such audacious move, while he assured that the 15-man committee would be mandated to make recommendations on sources of funding for the approved institution

In his own briefing, the Commissioner for Works, Simon Bako hinted that the state Executive Council approved the procurement of 3 modern fire trucks as part of plans to ensure rapid responses and salvage any possible fire outbreak in the state.

He also noted that the Council received reports and ratified some of the ongoing projects across the state including the construction of internal roads at the Confluence University of Science and Technology, Osara, itakpe – Okene – Total road which has both reached advanced stage of completion. The council also ratified additional work for Okene Township Road and the school of Nursery and Midwifery Obangede.

Speaking also, the Chief Press Secretary, Onogwu Muhammed reiterated that the state government under the leadership of Governor Bello has remained consistent in delivering on the infrastructural development pledge made to the people of the state assuring that ongoing projects would be completed in due course.

Kogi Maintains Lead in Nigeria’s Cashew Production, Targets Top Position in Africa, Says Govt

The Kogi State Government said on Friday that the state had maintained a clear lead in the production of Cashew in Nigeria, linking the feat to sound agricultural policies.

The Commissioner for Information and Communications in the state, Kingsley Fanwo, who disclosed this to journalists in Lokoja, added that efforts were ongoing to make Kogi the cashew hub of Africa.

He said, “Today, Kogi State is the biggest producer of Cashew in Nigeria because of our sound agricultural policies geared towards empowering farmers with improved seedlings, mechanisation, agro chemicals as well as creating an enabling environment for the private sector to invest in Cashew production.

“Kogi has retained this position for many years and our ambition is to push Nigeria’s production level above that of Ivory Coast, which is the leading Cashew producer in the world.

“The administration of Alh Yahaya Bello is scaling up the gear to improving the value chain in cashew production in the state. We can only get value for money when we can add some value to our Cashew before selling to the major buyers.”

Fanwo said the State was also doing very well in the area of Cassava production, adding that the emergence of some A-List Industries in the area of Cassava processing had enhanced the production and fortunes of the farmers.

He said the issue of herder-farmer clashes in the state had drastically reduced as a result of the “collaborative security architecture that has evolved strategies to ensure peace and security”.

“Governor Yahaya Bello has and is still paying a great attention to agriculture as a result of the edaphic advantages of the state to use that sector to address poverty and hunger,” he noted.

Kogi Vigilantes Rescue 134 Victims Kidnapped From FCT Councils

Vigilantes in Kogi State have rescued 134 victims who were abducted from various parts of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The victims were rescued during the recent operations of the Kogi vigilantes in forests located in the state and some parts of Nasarawa State, a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Kogi State, Onogwu Muhammed, said on Monday.

The vigilantes were said to have stormed the hideouts of kidnappers in the Odullo forest of Kogi and Sardauna in Nasarawa State, rescuing victims who were abducted from Abaji, Kuje, and Kwali in FCT, as well as Toto council area of Nasarawa.

Chairman of the Kogi/Koton Karfe Local Government Area, Dauda Aliyu, who received the rescued victims, commended the vigilantes for their bravery.

He also acknowledged the support of the state government for security operatives in the state.

The council boss ensured that the victims were properly reunited with their families in their respective LGAs.

About 92 vigilantes participated in the operation at the Odullo Forest in Kogi LGA after which they advanced to Sardauna in Nasarawa State.

The council boss appreciated Governor Yahaya Bello for supporting the vigilantes, which he said had continued to help immensely in the fight against insecurity in the state.

The Kogi State Security Adviser, Comdr. Jerry Omodara (retd) also praised the vigilantes and other security agencies in the state for their efforts in fighting crime in the state and beyond.

He said the Governor Yahaya Bello administration would continue to make Kogi State uninhabitable for criminals, reiterating the Governor’s commitment to making Kogi the safest state in Nigeria.





School Adoption Program: Expert urges governors to emulate Kogi

The Human Capital Development expert and consultant, Dr. Victoria Daaor has urged the state Governors in the North-Central to buy into the idea of the school adoption and mentorship program of Kogi State.

The Human Capital Development expert made the appeal during the north-central Human Capital Development Regional Conference at Lafia, Nasarawa State

She stated that the state government and the ministry of education can reach out and appeal to the well meaning and the spirited individuals within the state to come invest in education that education is a very large and very complex project that only state can’t do alone

The expert stressed that recently, the Kogi State Government launched School Adoption and mentorship program through the ministry of education, Science and Technology and the program has impacted on the education growth in kogi state, pointing out that many philanthropist in the state have invested millions of naira to education through the program


Under President Buhari, Nigeria has seen the most ambitious legislative programme in its history. Several landmark Bills have been passed or amended in the last seven years, including the following:

-16 Constitution Amendment Bills(March 2023)

-Business Facilitation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 2022

-Electoral Act (Amendment) Act, 2022

-Defence Research and Development Bureau Act, 2022

-Nigerian Copyright Act, 2022

-Nigerian Tourism Development Authority Act, 2022

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You’ll Be Victorious, Asiwaju Assures Ododo

The President-elect, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu has bestowed his blessings upon Hon. Ododo Ahmed Usman, OAU, the APC Gubernatorial candidate for Kogi 2023, while assuring him of victory at the November polls.

During Ododo’s visit to his residence in Abuja on Saturday, Asiwaju urged party members in the state to work towards the party’s victory at the polls. He stated that Kogi has been an APC stronghold with consistent electoral victories since 2015 and expressed no doubt that Ododo would emerge victorious in November. The President-elect also commended the party leadership and supporters for their overwhelming victory in the last general election.

Earlier, the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, who led Ododo on the visit, said that party members chose Ododo as the candidate based on his capacity, competence, and ability to lead effectively. He assured Asiwaju that the people of Kogi State would vote for consolidation, which Ododo’s candidacy represents, having witnessed the progress made in the state in the last seven years.

On April 14, 2023, the Kogi State APC Primary Election Committee declared Alhaji Ahmed Usman Ododo as the winner of the Kogi APC Governorship Primary Election, having garnered 78,704 votes to defeat other contestants in the race.

ONOGWU Mohammed

Chief Press Secretary to the Governor

April 29, 2023


President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday in his office at the presidential villa, Abuja received the APC candidate for Kogi 2023 Gubernatorial election, Ododo Ahmed Usman.

Ododo who was led by Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello was warmly received by Mr President.

President Buhari congratulated Ododo and wished him success at the general election which comes up November, 2023.

On April 14, 2023, the Kogi State APC Primary Election Committee announced Alhaji Ahmed Usman Ododo as the winner of the Kogi APC Governorship Primary Election, having polled 78,704 votes to defeat other contestants in the race.

ONOGWU Muhammed

Chief Press Secretary to the Governor



We are pleased with yet another milestone out of our College of Nursing and Midwifery, Obangede. A couple of years ago we helped the institution achieve 100% accreditation of all courses offered with the various regulatory bodies, now we have added to the kitty with an HND in Nursing and Midwifery.

An important corollary to this achievement is that with the removal of the dichotomy between HND and formal university degrees by the Federal Government of Nigeria, our graduates from this course will be getting the equivalent of a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and Midwifery from any of the mainstream universities – only more hands-on and practical oriented.

It is important to us as an Administration to continuously expand both choice and access to academic opportunities for our youngsters in Kogi State, especially in the STEM courses. This always requires that we make significant investments in infrastructure and equipment in order to meet the instructional parameters for the various courses, but it is an obligation which we have happily embraced, not just in this school but in all our tertiary institutions across the State.

We consider such expenditure part of our suite of legacy projects in Education and we happily undertake them because they will continue to positively impact generations of young Kogites long after we have left the stage. It is also an ongoing transfer of our New Direction Blueprint from paper to practice.

In the same vein, we are working overtime to secure full accreditation of Medicine and Surgery at Prince Abubakar Audu University, Anyigba before we hand over. To this end we have built and adequately equipped the PAAU Teaching Hospital located in the same town. It will give me great joy indeed when that one materializes soon.

The Confluence University of Science and Technology which we founded is also breaking new grounds daily – from new infrastructure to new courses to new facilitates for learning and recreation designed to enhance the whole study experience in the burgeoning university community.

To God be the Glory!


Governor of Kogi State

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