The Kogi State Commissioner for Rural Development, Mr Daniel Ejigbo, stated that the electricification project in Kogi East would foster economic growth and expansion.
Ejigbo noted that the project was historic, and would “catalyse economic growth and expansion when completed”.
The commissioner, who is also the Secretary of the Implementation Committee of the Project Light Up Kogi East, appreciated Gov. Yahaya Bello for his commitment.
According to him, Gov. Bello has sparked a revolution in Kogi and has redefined leadership by identifying the needs of the people and meeting them without discrimination.
“Kogi East is the worst hit when it comes to power penetration in the state. We have had governors in the past from the zone who chose to keep their people in darkness.
”But today, we have a governor who has shown he is Governor of all, for all and supported by all; from the West where there is a massive Rice Mill built by him, to the Central where road projects have been completed, and to the East where road projects and water projects have been completed.’’
The commissioner commended the governor for providing leadership to the committee, assuring him of their commitment to meet his set goals.
He assured the people of Kogi that the Ministry of Rural Development would soon commence massive rehabilitation of rural roads as well as other projects with direct impact on the rural dwellers.
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