Those that stole, shared Kogi’s Commonwealth, should not govern. – Deputy Governor


The Deputy Governor of Kogi State, Honourable Edward Onoja has opined that the political party and politicians who stole and shared among themselves a 2 billion naira Central Bank intervention fund in 2015 should never be allowed to govern the people again.

The Deputy Governor noted that in the last administration under the leadership of the People’s Democratic Party in Kogi State, certain persons in government decided to share this fund meant for the entirety of the people and the current government was repaying the debt.

He gave this revelation on Friday when 1,700 beneficiaries of the Kogi State Appeals project were received by the State Government.

Honourable Edward asserted that although these individuals were currently giving accounts to the financial crimes agency, they were still seeking to govern the state which they have held ransom in the most immediate past.

The Deputy Governor who is also the Chairman, state steering committee, Kogi State Appeals project pointed out that unlike the PDP administration, the All Progressive Congress in Kogi state has at different times initiated numerous projects that has been beneficial to the people.

He said the people would in the next few days make a choice between these variables available to them based on their trajectories and antecedents, asking the people to make the decision wisely.

The deputy Governor noted that farmers are very integral parts of the state and any government who does not place them in priority does not have the good intention of his people.

He affirmed that the government of Kogi State would continue to put in the front burner policies, initiatives and programmes that would ensure that farming and other agribusinesses becomes viable and attractive to youths.

Speaking at the event the State’s commissioner for Agriculture, Hon.Kehinde Oloruntoba mentioned that the state became a beneficiary owing to the laudable acheivements of the administration in the sector as well as the prompt payment of it’s counterpart funds.

He pointed out that the Appeals programme which would be in phases aimed at empowering over 10,000 individuals would enhance productivity in cashew, cassava and rice production.