Kogi Governor Gifts Lawmakers, Judges 40 SUVs, Hilux Vans

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Yahaya Bello

The Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has presented 40 SUV cars and four Hilux vans to the state’s lawmakers and judges.

He also presented 25 ambulances to all the local governments in the state.

The presentations were made on Friday in Lokoja, the state capital.

The governor also presented three brand new firefighting vans to the state Fire Service

The Speaker of the House of Assembly, Umar Yusuf, got a Jeep and two supporting cars, while his deputy and other 22 members got one each in different classes and brands.

Nine of the cars went to the judiciary for distribution to the judges of the state.

Presenting the vehicles at the Muhammadu Buhari Square, Lokoja, on Friday, Bello described the gesture as his way of stimulating performance and rewarding hard work.

Bello tasked the beneficiaries to see the gesture as an encouragement to them to serve the state better towards its growth and development.

The governor said that out of the 25 ambulances, each of the 21 LGAs would have one for their Primary Health Care Centres while three would go to the three Referral Hospitals in the three senatorial districts and one to Kogi Specialist Hospital.

Earlier, the Speaker, Yusuf, commended the governor for the show of love and better welfare of the legislators towards enhancing productivity for the growth and development of the state.

“With this demonstration of love and concern towards our wellbeing, we are assuring you that we won’t relent in serving our constituents and the entire people of Kogi, ” he said.

The Health Commissioner, Dr. Usman Zakari, thanked the governor for the ambulances, which he said would go a long way in enhancing the wellbeing of the citizens of the state.

Zakari said, ”These ambulances will make it easy for referral purposes; moving patients from one hospital to the other for the desired medical attention and treatment.”

He said that the governor had done a lot for the state’s health sector, which he claimed had no equal in the country, considering the facilities provided in most hospitals.

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