Kogi state students' associations leaders have promise to support the governor's reelection bid
The students describe Governor Bello as the best governor kogi state ever produce.
Among of the students' associations that gathered for event include: Kogi state chapter of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), the National Association of Kogi State Students (NAKOSS), Igala Students Association (ISA), National Association of Ebira Students (NAES), and the National Association of Okun Students (NAOS) among others.
Comrade Hussein Attaja, leader of the students' bodies, while addressing journalists said that the decision was a elapses of the recent interface by the Conference of All Students Associations in the state which lead in jointly passing vote of confidence on the youthful governor.
Legit.ng said, "Attaja, Governor Bello remained the best in all options that have been considered by the associations, adding that he has shown uncommon love for the students and dedication to taking care of their welfare and those of Kogi youths. He said Kogi could not afford to make the mistake of not returning the governor in the November 16 polls, while urging the national leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to ensure due diligence in the electioneering process preceding the Kogi gubernatorial election."
“The emergence of Governor Bello as APC flag bearer will enable maximum support from the student community and entire youths of Kogi due to his vision, experience and uncommon love for the youths and the future generation,” he said.
Attaja said that the governor's students friendly disposition, prompt response to their welfare, youth inclusiveness in governance, and his deliberate efforts to ensure uninterrupted education in all Kogi state own tertiary institutions. He added that Governor Bello had given free academic scholarships to all hitherto stagnated medical students of Kogi State University Health College, even as he hailed the governor's determination towards enabling a secured and conducive environment for academic excellence. According to him, the governor had also eliminated armed robbery and kidnapping in their academic environments, reduction of cultism and cult related activities on their campuses.
“Provision of free academic materials to students, creation of skills acquisition platforms and empowerment, implementation of 300 per cent increment of Bursary payment to all Kogi students in tertiary institutions nationwide.
“Provision of coastal buses to various tertiary institutions in the state to aid effective students union activities among other notable achievements were testament to his capacity. “The achievements mentioned above and more are the reasons for the need for the students to give our governor the necessary support as we jointly throw our weight behind him.
“We want his name to be written in gold as student bodies in the three major higher institutions are setting up and dedicating mini students welfare centres to be named; 'Governor Yahaya Bello Students Centre',” Attaja said.